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Can I take Glucovance if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, it may be unsafe to take Glucovance (glyburide and metformin). Glucovance, a treatment for type 2 diabetes, is a combination of two drugs. Animal studies suggest that one of those drugs, metformin, passes into breast milk. If a baby gets metformin through breast milk, his blood sugar may fall, which can be dangerous. If you have type 2 diabetes and cannot control your blood sugar through diet and exercise alone, your doctor may suggest that you take insulin, rather than Glucovance, while you are breastfeeding.

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