As Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro soar in popularity, reports of suicidal thoughts.

Over 200 Cases Of Suicidal Thoughts After Taking Weight Loss Drugs: New Analysis

As Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro soar in popularity, the drugs are facing increasing scrutiny by regulators over reports of suicidal thoughts.

A recent Reuters analysis reveals that over half of the adverse event reports by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration describe suicidal thoughts arising soon after starting or ramping up doses of these injectable drugs.

About 40 percent found relief after quitting the meds or taking a smaller dose.
Suicidal Thoughts: A Recurring Theme with Weight Loss Medications

Wegovy's label explicitly warns of potentially serious mental health side effects such as depression and suicidal thoughts. Patients are advised to monitor any sudden mood changes, behaviors, and feelings.

Similarly, liraglutide has been linked to suicidal thoughts and worsened depression in some patients.

A case reported by The Epoch Times spotlights the mental health risks. After starting Ozempic in February for his diabetes, a man became uncharacteristically withdrawn. By May, severe fatigue and declining mood set in. On May 14, he took his own life.

Weight loss medications provoking suicidal thoughts is not unprecedented. Sanofi’s weight loss drug rimonabant (Acomplia, Riobant, Slimona) was pulled from European markets in 2008 amidst concerns about suicidal ideation. Though unrelated to GLP-1 medicines, it reduced hunger through the endocannabinoid system, which serves as a connection between the body and the mind. Rimonabant was never approved in the U.S., due to psychiatric side effects.3
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In these troubled times I know of a few that don't even use any weight loss medication and they have weird thoughts. We are not living in good times.
I had a BP med than made me manic. I did weeks of research to find one other reported case and he wound up institutionalized.
Then again I had a couple of others that basically shut down my kidneys.

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