Can I take Glucotrol if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, speak to your doctor about taking Glucotrol (glipizide), a drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Researchers have not studied whether the drug passes into breast milk. But similar diabetes drugs are known to pass into breast milk. If Glucotrol does get into breast milk, it might cause your nursing baby's blood sugar level to drop too low.

You and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of taking Glucotrol or another drug to treat your type 2 diabetes while breastfeeding.

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