Forbes May 25, 2024
Robert Hart


Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection semaglutide — the ingredient inside its wildly popular drugs Ozempic and Wegovy — could also help protect the kidneys, according to new research, a finding that bolsters the growing public health case for the drug amid ongoing concerns over costs and short supplies.

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Kidney injury has been reported as a potential side effect of taking semaglutide and is indicated as a potential risk on the Food and Drug Administration label for the drug. In this latest trial, however, the researchers said they found no increased risk of acute kidney injury linked to semaglutide treatment. This held regardless of baseline kidney function, the researchers added.

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