Glipizide Tablet Breastfeeding

For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Glipizide Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Glipizide Tablet and some common side effects associated with Glipizide Tablet.

What is Glipizide Tablet used for?

Glipizide Tablets USP are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Is Glipizide Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Glipizide Tablet safe for breastfeeding
Active ingredient in Glipizide Tablet is Glipizide and based on our analysis of Glipizide it appears that using Glipizide Tablet is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Glipizide while breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Although it is not known whether glipizide is excreted in human milk, some sulfonylurea drugs are known to be excreted in human milk. Because the potential for hypoglycemia in nursing infants may exist, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. If the drug is discontinued and if diet alone is inadequate for controlling blood glucose, insulin therapy should be considered.

Glipizide Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Glipizide while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 29094-61-9

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

Glipizide Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Glipizide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 29094-61-9

Limited data indicate that the levels of glipizide in milk are low. However, an alternate drug for which there is more information may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. 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.[1][2]

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Glipizide Tablet?

Glipizide Tablet is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Glipizide Tablet you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Glipizide Tablet, is it safe?

Definitely, Glipizide Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Glipizide Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Glipizide Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Glipizide 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