Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Chlorpropamide Tablet ? Know what is Chlorpropamide Tablet and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Chlorpropamide Tablet is safe for your kid or not.
What is Chlorpropamide Tablet used for?
ChlorproPAMIDE is indicated as an adjunct to diet to lower the blood glucose in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type ll) whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet alone. In initiating treatment for non-insulin-dependent diabetes, diet should be emphasized as the primary form of treatment. Caloric restriction and weight loss are essential in the obese diabetic patient. Proper dietary management alone may be effective in controlling the blood glucose and symptoms of hyperglycemia. The importance of regular physical activity should also be stressed, and cardiovascular risk factors should be identified and corrective measures taken where possible. If this treatment program fails to reduce symptoms and/or blood glucose, the use of an oral sulfonylurea or insulin should be considered. Use of chlorproPAMIDE must be viewed by both the physician and patient as a treatment in addition to diet, and not as a substitute for diet or as a convenient mechanism for avoiding dietary restraint. Furthermore, loss of blood glucose control on diet alone may be transient, thus requiring only short-term administration of chlorproPAMIDE. During maintenance programs, chlorproPAMIDE should be discontinued if satisfactory lowering of blood glucose is no longer achieved. Judgments should be based on regular clinical and laboratory evaluations. In considering the use of chlorproPAMIDE in asymptomatic patients, it should be recognized that controlling the blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetes has not been definitely established to be effective in preventing the long-term cardiovascular or neural complications of diabetes.
Is Chlorpropamide Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Chlorpropamide Tablet contains only one active ingredient that is Chlorpropamide. We have analyzed the usage of Chlorpropamide in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Chlorpropamide poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Chlorpropamide Tablet itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers An analysis of a composite of two samples of human breast milk each taken five hours after ingestion of 500 mg of chlorproPAMIDE by a patient, revealed a concentration of 5 mcg/mL. For reference, the normal peak blood level of chlorproPAMIDE after a single 250 mg dose is 30 mcg/mL. Therefore, it is not recommended that a woman breast feed while taking this medication.
Chlorpropamide Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Chlorpropamide while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 94-20-2
Sulfonilurea drugs stimulate secretion of endogen insulin. Oral anti-diabetic drugs are useless for treatment of diabetes type 1. For diabetes type 2, diet and exercise are advisable. Breastfeeding helps to lower glucemia level. See section on Maternal diabetes mellitus
Chlorpropamide Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Chlorpropamide while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 94-20-2
Limited data indicate that amounts of chlorpropamide in breastmilk are unlikely to affect a breastfed infant. Short-acting drugs are generally preferred while breastfeeding a neonate to avoid drug accumulation. Monitor breastfed infants for signs of hypoglycemia such as jitteriness, excessive sleepiness, poor feeding, seizures cyanosis, apnea, or hypothermia. If there is concern, monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with hypoglycemic agents.
What if I already have used Chlorpropamide Tablet?
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Chlorpropamide Tablet then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Chlorpropamide Tablet comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Chlorpropamide Tablet, is it safe?
Though Chlorpropamide Tablet dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
If I am using Chlorpropamide Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Chlorpropamide Tablet in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week