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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Glucophage?

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should speak to your doctor about taking the diabetes drug Glucophage (metformin). It is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless it's clearly needed.

In animal studies, Glucophage has not caused birth defects, but there have been no human studies of the drug's effect during pregnancy. It is important to keep your blood sugar under control while you're pregnant, but your doctor can help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking Glucophage to do so.

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