Is it safe to use PrandiMet if I am breastfeeding?

Experts say that breastfeeding women should not take the diabetes drug PrandiMet (repaglinide and metformin).

No clinical trials have been conducted on breastfeeding women using this medication, but animal studies of repaglinide and metformin, the components of PrandiMet, suggest that both drugs pass into breast milk. Since PrandiMet affects blood sugar levels, the medication could cause a nursing baby's blood sugar levels to drop too low. Talk with your doctor about alternatives to PrandiMet.

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