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What should I know before I take a glinide?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have severe kidney function impairment or liver function impairment, a glinide may not be a good option for you.

You should not take a glinide if you are breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, glinides may not be a good option for you. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women.

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