Last update Jan. 15, 2021
Very Low Risk
Sulfonylurea that stimulates endogenous insulin secretion. May cause hypoglycemia.
Indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Oral administration in one dose a day.
Its pharmacokinetic data (moderately high molecular weight, very high percentage of plasma protein binding and high volume of distribution) explain the zero or negligible passage into breast milk observed (Feig 2005).
The infants' blood glucose levels were normal (Feig 2005).
Experts authors consider the use of this medication to be safe during breastfeeding (Serrano 2015, Rowe 2013, Refuerzo 2011, Glatstein 2009, Feig 2007).
List of WHO essential medicines: compatible with breastfeeding (WHO / UNICEF 2002).
Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.
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