Acarbose use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Acarbose: Precose

Acarbose Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because less than 2% of a dose of acarbose is absorbed from the mother's gastrointestinal tract, it is unlikely that any drug reaches the infant through breastmilk.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Chlorpropamide, Glyburide, Insulin, Metformin, Tolbutamide

References

1. Everett JA. Use of oral antidiabetic agents during breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1997;13:319-21. PMID: 9429368

Acarbose Identification

Substance Name

Acarbose

CAS Registry Number

56180-94-0

Drug Class

  • Hypoglycemic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

1

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2014-01-16

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