Last update Jan. 16, 2021
Sulfonylurea that stimulates endogenous insulin secretion. May cause hypoglycemia.
Indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Oral administration, one daily dose
We did not find published data regarding the excretion of this substance through breast milk at the time this last update was completed.
The manufacturer (AEMPS 2o18, Sanofi 2016) and some authors do not consider it safe in lactation based on a publication of excessive passage to milk in animals (Hale, Serrano 2015)
Until there is further published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding, known safer alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in cases of prematurity.
Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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