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Can breastfeeding women take Glumetza?

Glumetza is the brand name of metformin in a modified extended release dosage form.  It is used to treat type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas does not sectrete enough insulin or the insulin that is secreted is not used effectively. It’s not clear how this medicine affects breast milk. It’s thought that nursing babies may receive very little of this drug, if any. Doctors recommend that new mothers either stop nursing or stop taking this drug.

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