Sharon Osbourne is cautioning against the use of Ozempic for weight loss, having shed 42 pounds and reaching a weight below 100 pounds. She expressed concern, stating, “I can’t afford to lose any more.”
Her experience with Ozempic didn’t align with her intentions. The former Osbournes star issued a warning against using this injectable medication for type 2 diabetes solely for weight loss after shedding 42 pounds in under a year.
In an interview with the Daily Mail published on Nov. 17, she voiced her unease, saying, “I’m too gaunt and I can’t put any weight on. I want to because I feel I’m too skinny. I’m under 100 pounds, and I don’t want to be.”
“I couldn’t stop losing weight,” she explained, “and I can’t afford to lose any more.”
Reflecting on her rapid body transformation, she warned, “Be careful what you wish for.”
The 71-year-old previously mentioned her ideal weight to be around 105 pounds, emphasizing the need to strike a healthy balance.
Sharon also discussed the side effects she faced while on Ozempic, including weeks of nausea and a diminished appetite.
Ozempic is FDA-approved for lowering blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes and reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with diabetes or heart disease. However, its weight loss effects have made it popular among celebrities.
In response to Sharon’s comments, the drug’s manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, emphasized that the injectable is “not approved for chronic weight management.” They stressed the importance of prescribing it after careful consideration of its benefits and risks, under a healthcare provider’s supervision.
Various celebrities have spoken out about Ozempic, highlighting the importance of using medications for their intended purposes and not solely for weight loss goals.