Can using Ozempic lead to gallbladder disease? Studies have shown a clear link between Ozempic usage and an increased risk of gallbladder disease or gallstones. In fact, the medication now warns of gallbladder disease as a potential side effect.
If you used Ozempic and developed gallbladder disease before the drug included the appropriate warnings, you may have a chance to file a lawsuit for compensation. An Ozempic lawsuit lawyer from Zanes Law can discuss this option with you.
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Does Ozempic Lead to Gallbladder Disease?
Doctors often prescribe Ozempic for patients dealing with type-2 diabetes. The medication can also assist with weight loss in some situations. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information tying Ozempic usage to an increased risk of gallbladder disease.
Some patients who took Ozempic needed gallbladder removal surgery due to the effects of the medication. In other cases, they required medical treatment for gallbladder disease or gallstones.
If you experienced gallbladder disease after using Ozempic, you may qualify to file a lawsuit to seek compensation to cover all of your losses.
What Are Risk Factors for Ozempic Usage and Gallbladder Disease?
Some patients have a higher likelihood of developing gallbladder disease after using Ozempic than others. Reachers have shown that the chances of experiencing gallbladder problems increase if patients:
- Use higher doses of Ozempic
- Use Ozempic for a longer period of time
- Use Ozempic for weight loss
Doctors can review the risk factors associated with Ozempic usage if you’re considering using the medication for any reason.
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What does Ozempic do to Your Gallbladder?
It’s important to note that Ozempic does not cause gallbladder disease in all patients. However, individuals who develop gallbladder disease (also called acute cholecystitis) may experience a sudden inflammation of the organ.
Often, gallbladder disease symptoms occur after gallstones block tubes leading from the organ. Treatment may involve the removal of the gallbladder to prevent worsening health effects. Avoiding medical care can make a patient’s injuries worse.
Studies show patients were more likely to develop gallbladder disease when using Ozempic as compared to active comparators and placebos.
Do People Still Use Ozempic?
Despite the heightened risk of developing gallbladder disease, many individuals still use Ozempic, and doctors regularly prescribe this medication. However, Ozempic packaging now contains warnings about the health risks of using this medication.
Before 2022, manufacturers sold Ozempic without proper warnings regarding gallbladder disease. Patients who used the medication before receiving adequate warnings could have a legal chance to file a claim for compensation against the manufacturer.
What Are Other Health Risks Associated with Ozempic?
Ozempic usage may lead to gallbladder disease. The medication lists other known side effects that may impact patients. Novo Nordisk – the company that manufacturers Ozempic – warns that the medicine may also cause:
- Pancreatitis (or inflammation of the pancreas)
- Changes in your vision
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Kidney failure
Less severe side effects may include vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Some people experience allergic reactions to Ozempic. Patients should report side effects to their doctor if they have any cause for concern.
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What Should You Do If Ozempic Lead to Your Gallbladder Disease?
If you developed gallbladder disease after using Ozempic, you may qualify to file a legal claim for compensation. However, you may only qualify for a lawsuit if you took the medication before Novo Nordisk, including warnings on the drug.
You can reach out to a lawyer to discuss your legal situation. Our firm can review your medical records and help you determine if you’re eligible for compensation. We take these claims seriously and work hard to support you.
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Can You Get Compensation for Gallbladder Disease Caused by Ozempic?
Patients who took Ozempic and developed gallbladder disease may have a chance to seek legal compensation for their:
- Healthcare costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Healthcare costs for gallbladder disease may include lab tests, hospital stays, surgeries, imaging, and medications. Your legal team can gather documentation to establish all the losses you sustained.
It’s possible that Novo Nordisk will settle some Ozempic claims out of court. However, you may end up filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. We can discuss these options when you contact us.
Learn More About Ozempic and Gallbladder Disease
Can using Ozempic lead to gallbladder disease? Taking Ozempic – especially in high doses – can sometimes cause patients to develop gallbladder disease. In some cases, this disease may require surgical removal of the gallbladder.
Depending on when you developed gallbladder disease and your usage of Ozempic, you may have a chance to seek compensation for healthcare expenses associated with this side effect. You can learn more with our team at Zanes Law.
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