Wegovy is a brand-name subcutaneous injection prescribed to help with weight management. It contains the active drug semaglutide. It may not be safe to use Wegovy during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
If you can become pregnant, it’s important to consider whether Wegovy is a safe choice for you.
It’s not known whether Wegovy is safe to take while pregnant. The drug hasn’t been studied in human pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown fetal harm in offspring born to pregnant animals that were given Wegovy. But animal studies don’t always predict what will happen in humans.
Your doctor will likely recommend waiting at least 2 months after your last dose of Wegovy before trying to conceive.
If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk with your doctor before starting treatment with Wegovy. They can advise whether a different treatment option is better for your condition.
If you’re taking Wegovy and become pregnant, immediately contact your doctor. They’ll likely suggest stopping Wegovy treatment for the duration of your pregnancy. They can advise you on when it’s safe to restart treatment.
If you become pregnant while taking Wegovy, you can take part in the drug’s pregnancy registry. A pregnancy registry helps gather information on how certain drugs can affect pregnancy. To learn more, call 877-390-2760, visit this site, or talk with your doctor.
If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, it’s important to consider how Wegovy may affect you and your child.
It isn’t known whether Wegovy is safe to take while breastfeeding. It’s unknown whether it passes into breast milk.
If you’re breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of Wegovy before taking the drug.
It’s unknown whether Wegovy is safe to take during pregnancy.
If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Wegovy.
Besides learning about how Wegovy may affect your reproductive health, you may want more information about Wegovy. These additional articles might be helpful:
- More about Wegovy. For information about other aspects of Wegovy, refer to this article.
- Side effects. To learn about side effects of Wegovy, see this article. You can also look at the Wegovy prescribing information.
- Drug comparison. To find out how Wegovy compares with Ozempic, read this article.
- Cost. If you’d like to learn about Wegovy and cost, see this article.
- Details about weight management. For more information about weight management, see our weight management, exercise and fitness, and nutrition hubs.
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