Amy Schumer has explained why she stopped taking Ozempic, as she has urged celebrities to be honest about their weight loss.
The 43-year-old actor and comedian appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday (June 8), where she revealed that she had tried taking the type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss last year.
Like a year ago, I tried it, she told Cohen, before admitting she stopped taking the FDA-approved drug due to its side effects. I was one of those people who felt so sick and couldn’t play with my son, Schumer explained, referring to her four-year-old son Gene, whom she shares with husband Chris Fischer. I was so skinny and he is throwing me a ball and [I couldnt].
although the Train disaster the star admitted she was immediately run over before trying the drug, ultimately deciding Ozempic wasn’t livable for her.
However, Schumer took a moment to call out celebrities who lied about taking the once-a-week anti-diabetic shot for weight loss. Everyone likes it: smaller portions, he joked. Shut the fuck up. You’re on Ozempic, or one of those things.
Just like Ozempic, FDA-approved drugs Wegovy and Mounjaro are also brand names of semaglutide that work by mimicking a hormone that regulates appetite and creates feelings of fullness.
Enough, added Schumer. Be honest with people.
THE Inside Amy Schumer the star also noted how she was open to having liposuction for weight loss in January 2022. When I had lipo, I was like, I got lipo, she said.
Ozempic, a once-a-week injection used to treat type 2 diabetes, has skyrocketed after people were prescribed the diabetes drug as an off-label weight-loss drug. Meanwhile, Wegovy and Mounjaro are once-a-week injections of semaglutide specifically approved for the treatment of obesity and weight loss.
There are many side effects of taking drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most common side effects of taking Wegovy include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, indigestion, dizziness, and indigestion.
The FDA has also warned of more serious complications that can occur from using Wegovy or Mounjaro, such as the potential risk of thyroid C-cell tumors, pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, acute kidney injury, increased heart rate, and or suicidal thoughts.
Meanwhile, taking Ozempic can lead to possible thyroid cancers, including cancer, pancreatitis, vision changes, and kidney and gallbladder problems.
Amy Schumer isn’t the only celebrity to open up about taking certain weight loss drugs. Comedian Chelsea Handler previously revealed she didn’t know it was her on Ozempic because her doctor would distribute it to anyone.
During an appearance on Alex Coopers Call her dad podcasts in January, the Chelsea Lately the star has spoken candidly about Ozempic’s alleged widespread use in Hollywood and her concerns about its popularity. So, my anti-aging doctor rolls it out to anyone, Handler said. I didn’t even know I was there. He said: If you ever want to lose five pounds, this is good.
She said she realized she was taking the type 2 diabetes drug for weight loss after feeling nauseous while having lunch with a friend, who was also on Ozempic. When her friend asked if Handler was taking the drug, which the comedian dubbed semaglutide during their conversation, her friend informed her that Ozempic was simply a brand name for semaglutide.
However, Handler said he stopped taking the drug after he realized what it was. I’m not here anymore. It’s too irresponsible, he shared. I am an irresponsible addict, but I will not take diabetes meds. I’ve tried and I won’t. It’s not for me. It’s not right for me.
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