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Canagliflozin / metformin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Canagliflozin / metformin is also known as: Invokamet, Invokamet XR

Canagliflozin / metformin Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have revealed that canagliflozin may affect renal development and maturation with drug exposure that correspond to the late second and third trimester of human development. Co-administration of canagliflozin and metformin in animals demonstrated that neither was embryolethal nor teratogenic, but minor skeletal abnormalities (delayed-ossification) in fetuses were observed. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

Use is not recommended. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. Risk Summary: Based on animal data, this drug is not recommended during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category: Not Assigned

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Canagliflozin / metformin Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: : Unknown (canagliflozin); Yes, in small amounts (metformin) Excreted into animal milk: Yes (canagliflozin, metformin) Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Invokamet (canagliflozin-metFORMIN)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Invokamet (canagliflozin-metFORMIN)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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