Woman gets pregnant in 2 weeks after taking medicine similar to Ozempic

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Colombian Marcela Romero

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Colombian Marcela Romero had been trying to get pregnant for three years, but couldn’t. The solution was to focus on the idea of ​​doing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Before that, however, she decided to try to lose weight and took the drug Mounjaro – an injectable pen, produced by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. The medication is similar to other medications used to treat type 2 diabetes, whose side effects are used to lose weight, such as Ozempic.

Two weeks after using the product, Marcela was pregnant. In September 2023, she became a mother. “She’s very happy, very smiling all the time,” she told ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​program. She said she stopped using the medicine when she discovered she was pregnant, out of fear of the impact the medicine could have on the child.

“I got pregnant with Ozempic”

Pregnant woman

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It is not yet possible to know whether there is a direct link between pregnancy and taking the medication, but there are reports of other women who also had the same “side effect”.

There is a community on Facebook, for example, called “I got pregnant with Ozempic”, which has more than 500 participants. The description says it is “a group for those of us who became pregnant during, or after a certain period of time taking Ozempic. For help and to share experiences.”

According to a report in the British newspaper Daily Mail, experts say that the side effects of the medicine could be related to a possible pregnancy, since the medicines imitate satiety hormones in the brain, correcting hormonal imbalances caused by obesity and metabolic disorders. In turn, this could improve fertility chances.

Despite the reports, experts reinforce that there is not enough data to prove the thesis that taking these medications can increase the chances of pregnancy. Furthermore, it is not known what impacts the medications may have on a fetus.

Therefore, the clinical recommendation is not to take this type of medication when trying to get pregnant and always consult a doctor before starting any type of treatment.



What is Ozempic? See precautions and effects when taking the medicine

Source: Redação Terra Você

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Woman pregnant weeks medicine similar Ozempic

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