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Glucagon Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Glucagon is also known as: GlucaGen

Medically reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Glucagon Pregnancy Warnings

Studies with animal-sourced glucagon have not revealed evidence of fetal harm. This drug does not cross the human placenta barrier. Use in a limited number of pregnant women have revealed no harmful effects with respect to pregnancy or health of the neonate. There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.

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.

This drug has been used without apparent harmful effects

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: Not Assigned

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Glucagon Breastfeeding Warnings

Use with caution

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-This drug is not expected to exert any metabolic effect on nursing infant.

This drug has a very short half-life and therefore the amount excreted into milk, if any, would be extremely small. Additionally, this drug is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, so even if the infant ingested glucagon, it would be unlikely to have any effect on the infant.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Glucagon (glucagon)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Glucagon (glucagon)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

Further information

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