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Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Very safe: Metformin has been looked at and found to be very safe during breastfeeding. A small amount does enter the milk, the relative infant dose is 0.3-0.7% of mom's dose. It is considered a level 1, the safest category for breast feeding. See:hale, t;medications and mothers milk, hale publishing, 16ed, 2012, pp744-745. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin for pcos while breastfeeding my 8 month old?

Is it safe to take metformin for pcos while breastfeeding my 8 month old?

Yes.: Only 0.28% of the weight-normalized maternal dose of metformin enters human breast milk. In rodents, the metformin concentration in milk approaches that of the maternal plasma. This is well below the 10% level usually expected for the concentration to have a clinical impact. Please do not attempt another pregnancy until the first birthday of your little one, though. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily! ...Read more

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Pregnant three months is it safe to take metformin since she suffers from gestational DM?

Pregnant three months is it safe to take metformin since she suffers from gestational DM?

Talk w/your doctors: It is not FDA approved, but has been done successfully for over 60 years around the world. Ask what your doctors think. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metformin during pregnancy? I'm 8 month.

Is it safe to take metformin during pregnancy? I'm 8 month.

Likely yes: The drug appears to be safe and is often used for diabetic management in pregnant women; whether it is the 'best' or correct choice for you is between you and your OB. ...Read more

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Is Metformin safe to take if you have 4 positive pregnancy tests, but haven't had a doctor confirm?

Is Metformin safe to take if  you have 4 positive pregnancy tests, but haven't had a doctor confirm?

Metformin pregnancy : Metformin is usually safe in pregnancy. At least can use upto first six months. If you are a diabetic might need Insulin sooner. Talk to your obstetrician or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prezis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do you mean Prezista (darunavir): Prezista (darunavir) is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more