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Inside Ozempic Face And The Risks Of The Diabetes Drug
Ozempic is a prescription medication that is intended to treat type 2 diabetes, but it has gained increasing popularity as a weight-loss drug. One of the medication's adverse effects has been dubbed "Ozempic face;" here's what you need to know about it and some of the other potential concerns associated with Ozempic.
Dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank coined the term "Ozempic face" to describe the aged appearance that patients taking the medication were seeing in their faces. "When we get older, definitely the facial volume changes and shifts around. But when you lose weight so acutely and quickly, you see more of a global facial wasting," Dr. Frank additionally explained.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Christopher McGowan told Forbes Health, "The most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation." The Ozempic website adds the possibility of thyroid tumors — cancerous included — and Forbes Health added hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, and vision changes on their list, too.