Ozempic was originally approved by the FDA in 2017 for adults with type 2 diabetes, according to UC Davis Health. It is used to help lower blood sugar, but it is not approved for weight loss; however, some physicians prescribe it to be used for weight loss. The ingredient in Ozempic, semaglutide, does work for weight loss, but Ozempic isn't approved for weight loss. If the drug is being taken for weight loss, the body may grow accustomed to it, and establish a new normal. Experts still recommend that only those who have type 2 diabetes take Ozempic.
Another article by Forbes Health indicates that, due to a Wegovy shortage, people began using Ozempic off-label for weight loss reasons. It is important to note that the FDA only approved it for the treatment of diabetes only, not as a weight loss medication. Ozempic has its own side effects, and it isn't safe for all people to use. As well, Ozempic shouldn't be used for short-term weight loss.
In all, there are numerous perspectives on whether or not Ozempic is safe for weight loss, and in all honesty, it depends on the reasons the individual is taking it. I don't think this statement can be labeled as true or false.