Semaglutide is a antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and is also sold under the brand names of Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus. Novo Nordisk developed this drug in 2012, and taking Ozempic has become the newest fat loss trend in Hollywood. In a recent interview, Amy Schumer slammed celebrities for not being candid about their usage of these drugs. Here’s what we know:
What does Amy Schumer have to say about Ozempic?
Recently Schumer made an appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’ on Thursday and during the episode Cohen admitted to the fact that he’s curious about which celebrities have used the antidiabetic drug for weight loss. Amy immediately slammed Hollywood for not being honest about what they’ve used. She said she was one of the people who was “immediately invested” in Ozempic about a year ago, but found it not “livable” on. She also mentioned that the drug immensely hindered her ability to spend time with her son saying, “I was one of those people that felt so sick and couldn’t play with my son. I was so skinny, and he’s throwing a ball at me and [I couldn’t]”.
The 42 year old comedian also commented on the fact that she was always honest about her procedures. “Be real with the people,” Schumer added. “When I got lipo, I said I got lipo.” Aside from Amy, Time McGraw’s daughter Gracie, Chelsea Handler and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi have also spoken about taking this drug for fat loss. pic.
“Everyone and their mom is gonna try it. Everyone has been lying saying, ‘Oh, smaller portions.’ Like, shut the f–k up. You are on Ozempic or one of those things, or you got work done. Just stop.”Amy Schumer
Is Ozempic safe to use for fat loss purposes?
A representative for the pharamceutical company Novo Nordisk that created Ozempic and its other variants, previously told E! News in a statement that Ozempic is actually only intended to treat type 2 diabetes. It is apparently “not approved for chronic weight management”, nothing that the medication is used to improve blood sugar and reduce the risk of cardiovascular failures for diabetic adults. Basically, Ozempic is neither intended nor recommended to use for fat loss purposes.