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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Prandin?

Experts don't know whether it is safe to use the diabetes drug Prandin (repaglinide) while you're pregnant, so they say you should take it only if you have a real need for this specific drug. Animal studies suggest it may affect bone growth in a developing fetus.

It's important to keep your blood sugar at healthy levels during pregnancy, because it can harm a developing fetus if it gets too high or low. Many experts recommend that women who need medication to control their diabetes use insulin during their pregnancy to maintain blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible.

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