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Can Semaglutide Affect Your Period?

Semaglutide (marketed under brand names Ozempic and Wegovy) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist medication. It is primarily prescribed for type 2 diabetes management, but it also has been approved for weight loss.

While semaglutide doesn’t directly affect the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, some women experience changes in their periods after starting the medication.

These changes can include:

  • Irregular periods: This can manifest as variations in the length of the menstrual cycle or unpredictable timing of periods.
  • Heavier or lighter bleeding: Semaglutide may also impact the flow of menstrual blood, leading to changes in bleeding patterns.

If you are taking semaglutide and notice changes in your menstrual cycle, it’s important to consult your doctor to rule out other potential causes and determine if semaglutide is contributing to the changes.