Is Metaglip safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Because there have been no well-controlled studies of the effects of Metaglip (glipizide/metformin) in pregnant women, this medication should not be used during pregnancy unless recommended by your doctor. (Recent studies suggest that abnormal blood glucose levels during pregnancy can be associated with higher incidences of congenital abnormalities; many experts recommend that insulin be used during pregnancy to maintain blood glucose levels.)

It is not known whether Metaglip passes into breast milk and it is safe to use while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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