If you’re one of the many people considering Hollywood weight-loss drugs, you might want to think twice. New research suggests that these drugs could trigger a potentially deadly side effect.
According to scientists, the drugs in question – known as wegovy – could raise the risk of anaphylactic shock. This is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur when the body overreacts to a foreign substance.
In a new study, researchers found that wegovy caused anaphylactic shock in a significant number of rats. They say that the findings should be a “wake-up call” for anyone considering taking the drug.
While the risks of wegovy are still relatively low, they’re certainly something to be aware of. If you’re thinking of taking the drug, be sure to talk to your doctor first and make sure you’re aware of the potential risks.