Last update Jan. 16, 2021
Sulfonylurea that stimulates endogenous insulin secretion. May cause hypoglycemia.
Indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Oral administration in one dose daily.
It is excreted in human milk in small amounts (Pfizer 2008), but it could be clinically significant (RID = 9%).
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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