Doctor Malysheva: why does one feel sick when taking the Russian analogue Ozempic

Doctor and TV presenter Elena Malysheva called the drug Quincenta “a revolution in the treatment of obesity.” According to her, this is the “Russian Ozempic.”

— This is semaglutide, a glucagon-like hormone, a special substance that controls our behavior and promotes weight loss! – the doctor wrote on her blog.

One of the known side effects is nausea. Malysheva explained why this happens. 

– Since the evacuation of contents from the stomach slows down, you are full all the time. If you overeat, you may feel sick. ➡️ “This should lead you to reduce the amount of food you eat,” she noted.

Diarrhea, vomiting, bloating in the abdomen are possible.

We can also talk about special side effects effects in patients with certain diseases. For example, for gastrointestinal diseases.

In general, Ozempic is prescribed to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk as an adjunct to standard cardiovascular treatment. Only as directed by a doctor!

There is evidence that as soon as people stop taking semaglutide drugs, there is a sharp increase in weight. A study published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports a pattern: most people gain weight again within a year of stopping the drug.

Contraindications for the use of Quincenta (from the instructions):

  • Hypersensitivity to semaglutide
  • History of medullary thyroid cancer, including family history
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

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Important! Information provided for reference purposes only. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Elena Malysheva Elena Malysheva Medicine TV presenter, general practitioner, cardiologist, teacher, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor