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What should I know before taking a sulfonylurea?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you take a sulfonylurea, you should avoid alcohol.

If you have renal insufficiency, you should not take a sulfonylurea.

Sulfonylureas may not be a good option for you if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women.

You should not take chlorpropamide if you are breastfeeding. Other sulfonylureas may also not be good options for you. It is not known if they can be passed into breast milk.

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