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 or two daily doses.
Its pharmacokinetic data (moderately high molecular weight and very high percentage of plasma protein binding) 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, Glatstein 2009, Feig 2007).
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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