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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Of course, only your obstetrician can answer this question for your particular circumstances...But in general, diabetes (either gestational diabetes or previously acquired diabetes) during pregnancy has better treatment options than metaglip (glipizide and metformin). These treatment options include other oral medications, Insulin therapy, and, in some cases, simple dietary management.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Category C / L3: This medication is considered a category c drug, meaning animal studies suggest some risk but no human studies to date show adverse effect. L3=lactation studies show little of this drug makes it into bm= .6% so it is considered relatively safe. See:hale t;medication and mothers milk, 16ed, 2012.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Metformin is an oral medication used to treat diabetes and pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome). At this time, there are no studies that document metformin's safety in pregnancy or nursing. Current recommendations are to use alternative medications.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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