Sharon Osbourne warns against Ozempic after weighing less than 100 lbs.
Ozempic is no laughing matter for the comedian. Handler revealed that her “anti-aging doctor” gave her the medication without realizing what the drug was.
“I didn’t even know I was on it,” she said during the January 25, 2023 episode of The loss of her father. “She said, ‘If you ever want five pounds, this is good.'”
But while she tried the drug, Handler noted that she didn’t like how it made her feel.
“I came back from vacation and put it in,” she recalled. “I went to lunch with a girlfriend a few days later, and she was like, ‘I’m not eating much.’ I’m so unhappy, I’m on Ozempic.’ And I was like, ‘I’m kind of nauseous too.’ But I had just come back from Spain and I was hooked.”
In the end, Handler stopped using the drug because it was not medically necessary for her, saying that she gave away the remaining doses to friends.
“I’ve injected about four or five of my friends with Ozempic, because I realized I didn’t want to use it because it was stupid,” she said. “It’s for heavy people. I have people come over to my house, and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll see you at 1, I’ll see you at 2.'”