Are there other gastrointestinal concerns with semaglutide?

Yes. Gastrointestinal concerns from the use of semaglutide range from mild to severe. The use of semaglutide may result in nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, excessive gas, and stomach pain, as well as gastroparesis and bowel obstruction. If you’re worried about the severity of your symptoms, contact your medical provider as soon as possible.

Semaglutide use is linked to gastroparesis and other severe side effects

1% of semaglutide users develop serious side effects such as gastroparesis or stomach paralysis, and bowel obstruction. Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus—drugs with semaglutide as their active ingredient—failed to disclose this information.

Ozempic was first approved in 2017 for the treatment of diabetes, but it was only in September 2023 when the FDA added the risk of intestinal blockages to its label. Subsequently, both Rybelsus and Wegovy—FDA-approved in 2019 and 2021 respectively—include intestinal blockages as warnings on their labels. None of the labels of these drugs warn against the risk of gastroparesis, despite the growing evidence that semaglutide can cause this chronic condition.

Medical professionals are not sure what causes this severe side effect. They suspect it may be because GLP-1 receptors regulate stomach emptying and movement. This is why these medications are also prescribed as miracle weight loss drugs. If you’re a part of this unfortunate statistic, you may be eligible for financial compensation from Novo Nordisk.

Our firm can help you receive fair financial compensation

If you, or your loved ones, have been negatively affected by the use of semaglutide, then we strongly encourage you to reach out to our skilled legal professionals. We know that this is a stressful time for you, so your involvement will be minimal. This is all we need from you:

  • Clear medical records
  • A proper diagnosis of either gastroparesis or bowel obstructions stemming from semaglutide use
  • A prescription of a drug containing semaglutide
  • Any other proof of you having taken semaglutide previously or any other documents to strengthen your case

From these documents, we can easily determine whether or not you are eligible for financial compensation. We will handle the legal process on your behalf and do all the necessary research to get you the maximum amount possible. Eligible individuals will have their cases swiftly handled by an experienced team so that they can get financially compensated right away.

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