Can I use repaglinide and metformin if I am breastfeeding?

Repaglinide and metformin (PrandiMet), a combination drug for treating type 2 diabetes, is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. Although no research has been done on the effects of this drug in breastfeeding women, animal studies of each medication alone have found that both are excreted in breast milk. Repaglinide and metformin affects blood sugar levels and could potentially cause a nursing baby's blood sugar to become too low. If you plan to breastfeed, talk with your doctor about alternatives to repaglinide and metformin.

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