Calls spike to poison control centers due to weight-loss drug

Weight-loss drug calls spike in poison center calls

Weight-lose drug semaglutide causes spike in poison center calls

Poison centers across the country are seeking a spike in calls over a weight-loss drug.

The calls are related to accidental overdoses of the popular drug semaglutide. Some people have needed to be hospitalized for nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

In most cases, a person accidentally took a double dose or the wrong dose, doctors said.

From January through November, America’s poison centers have reported 3,000 calls involving semaglutide. That is a 1,500% increase since 2019.