In Need of an Ozempic and Wegovy Lawsuit Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Ozempic and Wegovy Lawsuit Attorneys in Houston, Texas

At Charles J. Argento, our Houston mass tort attorney knows that for multiple reasons, prescription medications are some of the most common targets of lawsuits in Texas and nationwide. Whether it is failing to disclose the risks associated with the drugs, overprescribing, harmful side effects, defects, or failing to exercise reasonable care in designing, manufacturing, testing, or distributing the drug, pharmaceutical companies find themselves at the center of lawsuits throughout the country each year.

Now, Ozempic and Wegovy users are pursuing the products’ manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, for failing to disclose the risks of severe gastrointestinal conditions and other injuries caused by its use.

Ozempic & Wegovy Lawsuit in Houston

What is the Difference Between Ozempic & Wegovy?

According to UC Health, Ozempic and Wegovy are semaglutide injections that are the same products; they are just prescribed under different names with slightly different doses and indications.

Ozempic was approved for use by people with Type 2 diabetes by the Federal Drug Administration and released on the U.S. market in December 2017. With evidence that Ozempic can induce weight loss in people with obesity, even those without diabetes, in 2021, the FDA approved a higher-dose version of Ozempic, sold under the brand name Wegovy, to treat obesity and for weight management.

What Types of Gastrointestinal Problems Are Caused by Ozempic/Wegovy?

Studies in the Journal of Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism dating back to 2017 have shown that the risk of gastrointestinal problems from Ozempic was higher when the drug was prescribed at higher doses, for longer durations, and when the drug was used for weight loss.

The Ozempic label mentions common adverse reactions like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation but fails to link to other side effects like:

  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.
  • Dangerous Fluctuations in Blood Sugar Levels.
  • Gallbladder Disease.
  • Gallstones.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Pancreatitis.
  • Severe Dehydration.
  • Stomach Paralysis, called Gastroparesis.
  • Undigested Food Staying in the Stomach.

The drug warning label for Ozempic was changed in March 2022 to include a specific warning about gallbladder disease. However, before this amendment was made, the warning label for Ozempic said nothing about gallstones or gallbladder disease. Doctors and patients were left in the dark about the risk of gallbladder disease or gallstones associated with Ozempic.

Anyone who used Ozempic before the new warning label was added and was diagnosed with gallstones, cholecystitis, or other gallbladder conditions could be entitled to financial compensation. We can help.

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If you have suffered severe gastrointestinal problems from Ozempic or Wegovy use, contact Charles J. Argento for help today. Our experienced mass tort personal injury lawyer in Houston will work to build a strong case on your behalf and maximize the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries and losses.

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