Ozempic (semaglutide) is a prescription injection that’s used in adults with type 2 diabetes. It’s not known whether Ozempic may be safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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

It’s unknown whether Ozempic is safe to use during pregnancy. The drug’s manufacturer recommends stopping Ozempic treatment at least 2 months before you can become pregnant. This waiting period ensures your body has fully cleared the drug from your system. If you become pregnant while using Ozempic, talk with your doctor right away.

Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy

Type 2 diabetes that’s not well managed during pregnancy can increase the risk of certain negative effects. These include:

Because of this, you and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of using Ozempic while pregnant versus not treating your condition during pregnancy or using another drug.

It’s not known whether it’s safe to use Ozempic while breastfeeding. If you’re currently breastfeeding or planning to do so, talk with your doctor before starting Ozempic treatment.

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