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Saxagliptin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Saxagliptin: Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR, Qtern

Medically reviewed on April 2, 2018

Saxagliptin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of saxagliptin during breastfeeding. If saxagliptin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Saxagliptin has a shorter half-life than the other dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitors, so it might be a better choice among drugs in this class for nursing mothers. Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with saxagliptin.[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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Acarbose, Glipizide, Glyburide, Insulin, Metformin, Miglitol

References

1. Berlin CM, Briggs GG. Drugs and chemicals in human milk. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005;10: 149-59. PMID: 15701580

Saxagliptin Identification

Substance Name

Saxagliptin

CAS Registry Number

945667-22-1

Drug Class

Hypoglycemic Agents

Incretins

Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors

DPP-4 Inhibitors

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

749

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