PHOTO: A box of Ozempic, a semaglutide injection drug used to treat type 2 diabetes and manufactured by Novo Nordisk, is seen at a Rock Canyon drugstore in Provo, Utah March 29, 2023. (George Frey/Reuters, FILE)

New guidance suggests skipping Ozempic before surgery

In recent years, Ozempic and other similar drugs, called GLP-1 agonists, have become popular for weight loss. However, doctors are now warning people against taking these drugs before having surgery or a procedure that requires them to be sedated. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) said in a recent statement that people who take GLP-1 …

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