Is Lantus Solostar safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine) in pregnancy category C because studies do not adequately show whether this drug poses a risk to an unborn child. However, insulin is considered the best treatment for pregnant women who are diabetic. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), which is associated with birth defects. It is unknown whether this drug can be passed in breast milk. Talk to your doctor if you plan on nursing or becoming pregnant while using Lantus Solostar.

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