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Metformin / repaglinide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Metformin / repaglinide is also known as: PrandiMet

Metformin / repaglinide Pregnancy Warnings

Metformin-repaglinide has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Insulin remains the mainstay of therapy for gestational diabetes due to the close glucose control it affords. Metformin-repaglinide is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Metformin / repaglinide Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of metformin-repaglinide into human milk. Metformin-repaglinide is excreted into the milk of rats and achieves milk concentrations comparable to those found in plasma. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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