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Can I use miglitol if I am breastfeeding?

You should not take miglitol (Glyset) if you're breastfeeding. Miglitol, a drug used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise to treat type 2 diabetes, has been shown to pass through a mother's breast milk in small amounts. If your doctor is considering prescribing miglitol for you and doesn't know you're nursing, tell him or her that you're breastfeeding.

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