Ozempic is a brand-name subcutaneous injection that’s prescribed to help manage blood sugar levels and lower the risk of cardiovascular problems. It contains the active ingredient semaglutide. Ozempic may not be safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Keep reading for specific information about reproductive health and Ozempic. For a comprehensive look at Ozempic, see this article.

If you can become pregnant, it’s important to consider whether Ozempic is a safe choice for you.

There are limited studies on the effects of Ozempic on human pregnancies. Animal studies show possible harm to a fetus. However, studies in animals don’t always predict how a drug might affect humans.

Ozempic should only be used if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risks.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Ozempic during pregnancy.

If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, it’s important to consider how Ozempic may affect you and your child.

It isn’t known whether Ozempic passes into breast milk. Before using Ozempic while breastfeeding, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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