Chelsea Handler stated she was unknowingly taking Ozempic, the Sort 2 diabetes drug that many are utilizing to shed extra pounds, after her physician prescribed it.
On the Name Her Daddy podcast, the comic advised host Alex Cooper that her “anti-aging physician simply fingers it out to anyone.”
“I did not even know I used to be on it,” Handler stated.
Ozempic is a model identify for semaglutide, an injectable remedy that the FDA authorised in 2017 to deal with and handle Sort 2 diabetes and coronary heart issues that folks with it face.
The FDA authorised the drug for power weight administration beneath the model identify Wegovy in 2021. However the rise in folks taking the drug, no matter whether or not they want it, has led to a scarcity for folks with Sort 2 diabetes.
Whereas joking about being a physician, Handler stated she has prescribed Ozempic to 4 to 5 of her pals. She then stated she didn’t need to use the drug as a result of she didn’t want it.
“Are you able to imagine the quantity of individuals in LA who’re utilizing it?” Cooper stated.
“It’s going to backfire,” Handler responded. “One thing unhealthy goes to occur.”
Handler added that as a result of it’s a miracle drug for individuals who have struggled their entire lives to shed extra pounds, she thinks it’s “too irresponsible” for her to take it.
“I’m an irresponsible drug consumer, however I’m not going to take a diabetic drug,” she stated.