In Australia, woman dies after taking weight loss medication

In Australia, woman dies after taking weight loss medication
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A tragic story is shaking Australia after Trish Webster, a 56-year-old woman, died due to a gastrointestinal illness after taking Ozempic, a prescription weight loss drug. The woman had been prescribed Ozempic to help her lose weight before her daughter's wedding.

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The drug, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes, has also been used as a weight-loss drug around the world.

Trish had lost around 15 kilos in five months while taking Ozempic along with the prescription injection Saxenda. However, the use of this medication allegedly led to an unexpected tragedy. Her husband, Roy Webster, found her unconscious with brown liquid coming out of her mouth on January 16, just months before her daughter's wedding.

Despite attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Trish died that night due to acute gastrointestinal illness. Her husband has blamed the medications for his wife's death. "If she had known that could happen, she wouldn't have taken it," he lamented. He claimed that her wife never thought something like this could lead to her death and now she warns that the medication is "not worth it at all."

Ozempic works by mimicking a natural hormone called GLP-1, which slows the passage of food through the stomach and intestines, making people feel fuller for longer.

However, if the medication slows down the stomach too much or blocks the intestines, it can cause serious problems, such as intestinal obstruction or ileus. The FDA received 18 reports of intestinal obstruction in people taking Ozempic in late September, prompting an update to the drug's label to recognize these problems.

Novo Nordisk, the maker of Ozempic, and Eli Lilly and Company, which makes Mounjaro, are being sued in the United States over claims that their popular weight loss drugs They can cause serious gastrointestinal problems, including gastroparesis or "stomach paralysis," which can be fatal.

Experts have warned that drugs like Ozempic have not been available long enough to study their long-term effects. and some are likely using them inappropriately as a quick way to lose weight.


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