Glipizide  while 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 and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Glipizide and some common side effects associated with Glipizide .

What is Glipizide used for?

Glipizide extended-release tablets are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glipizide extended-release tablets is a sulfonylurea indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus Limitations of Use: Not for treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis 1.1 Limitations of Use Glipizide extended-release tablets are not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis.

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

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

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.2 Lactation Risk Summary Breastfed infants of lactating women using glipizide extended-release tablets should be monitored for symptoms of hypoglycemia (see Clinical Considerations). Although glipizide was undetectable in human milk in one small clinical lactation study; this result is not conclusive because of the limitations of the assay used in the study. There are no data on the effects of glipizide on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for glipizide extended-release tablets and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from glipizide extended-release tablets or from the underlying maternal condition. Clinical Considerations Monitoring for adverse reactions Monitor breastfed infants for signs of hypoglycemia (e.g., jitters, cyanosis, apnea, hypothermia, excessive sleepiness, poor feeding, seizures).

Glipizide 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 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 ?

Glipizide 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 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 , is it safe?

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

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

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Glipizide

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