If I am pregnant, is it safe to take Glucotrol?

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, speak to your doctor about whether it's safe to take Glucotrol (glipizide), a drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Animal research shows that this drug may cause harm to a developing fetus. In addition, if a woman takes Glucotrol around the time of delivery, it can cause abnormally low blood sugar levels in her newborn. Women who continue to take Glucotrol during pregnancy should stop taking it at least one month before their expected delivery date.

Your doctor can help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking Glucotrol or another drug during pregnancy to treat your type 2 diabetes.

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