An Australian woman wanted to lose weight by taking medicine for her daughter’s wedding. However, taking this medicine is his death. The woman died of digestive system disease after taking weight loss medicine. This information was reported in the report of the American media New York Post.
It said 56-year-old Trish Webster was taking drug maker Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic for weight loss. This drug is used for type-2 diabetes and weight loss.
Ozempic has become a popular weight loss drug all over the world. The drug works by mimicking a natural hormone called GLP-1, which slows the passage of food through the stomach and intestines, the New York Post reports. It keeps the stomach full for a long time.
But if the drug slows down the stomach too much or blocks the intestines, it can cause problems.
Roy Webster, the victim’s husband, said his wife used to take an injection called Saxenda, a friend of Ozempic, on doctor’s advice. And thus he lost 15 kg weight in five months. But despite losing weight, Trish quickly fell ill.
On January 16 this year, Roy noticed that his wife was oozing brown fluid from her mouth. Trish died that night. But the doctors say that Trish did not die because of the medicine. However, he refused to accept the demands of the doctors.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic, said that they came to know about the problem only after the drug became popular in the market.