May 31, 2024  – He says these injectable weight loss drugs come with a list of side effects including, gastric issues which can be permanent, nausea, vomiting, loss of around 40% of muscle mass, and potential for Osteoporosis. “This has been marketed as the panaceal treatment,” Weerasinghe said, “I actually don’t think that’s accurate at all.”

He says patients tend to experience rapid weight gain after stopping the medication, citing research. He also notes patients tend to lose less weight after weight loss surgery if they’re on something like Ozempic.

“If I would expect someone to lose for example 100 pounds — with Ozempic if they’ve lost 25 pounds they would only lose 75., to make up that 100,” Weerasinghe said.