A member asked:

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

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Fein answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

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.

Answered Jun 25, 2014


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Sep 24, 2012



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