How long can you stay on Ozempic?

last updated: Aug 31, 2023

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We spoke to Dr. Felix Gussone, MD about Ozempic and how long a person can use this medication. 

How long can you stay on Ozempic? 

There’s no limit to how long you can take Ozempic as long as you tolerate it well, and your healthcare provider thinks it is the appropriate medication for you. Ozempic is used to treat chronic health conditions, type 2 diabetes, and can be prescribed off-label for treating overweight and obesity. That means that the medication is intended to be taken long-term or even lifelong. 

Ozempic Important Safety Information: Read more about serious warnings and safety info.

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Can you stop Ozempic at any time? 

In general, it’s never a good idea to stop taking a medication without consulting a healthcare provider first. The same goes for Ozempic. While stopping Ozempic won’t lead to withdrawal symptoms, you may experience other medical complications: If you take Ozempic for diabetes, you will most likely experience sudden changes in your blood sugar levels. If your healthcare provider prescribed Ozempic for weight loss, you may begin to notice some weight gain when you stop using the medication.


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August 31, 2023

Written by

Felix Gussone, MD

Fact checked by

Yael Cooperman, MD

About the medical reviewer

Yael Cooperman is a physician and works as a Senior Manager, Medical Content & Education at Ro.

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