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It is unknown whether Ozempic (semaglutide) will cause harm to a human fetus.

However, during an embryo fetal development study, the fetuses of pregnant cynomolgus monkeys were negatively affected by the parent taking this medication. During this study, early pregnancy loss coincided with the parents’ reduction in food consumption and weight loss. For this reason, those who are considering pregnancy or who are already pregnant need to speak with their healthcare provider about discontinuing this medication or starting it.

Those who are interested in becoming pregnant should stop using this medication at least two months before attempting pregnancy.

Ozempic and Lactation

It is unknown whether Ozempic can be passed from parent to child in breast milk. Therefore, breastfeeding parents need to speak with their physician before they take this medication.

FAQ

Can you overdose on Ozempic?

Yes, it is possible to take too much Ozempic. If an overdose is suspected, a nearby emergency room or the poison control center (US: 800-222-1222) needs to be contacted promptly.

What happens if Ozempic is not refrigerated?

As long as the medication has not been stored below 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) or above 86 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius) it can still be used; however, it will need to be discarded after 56 days or when it expires, whichever comes first.

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