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

What is Alogliptin Tablet used for?

Alogliptin tablets are a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (1.1, 14) Important Limitations of Use: Not for treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. (1.1) 1.1 Monotherapy and Combination Therapy Alogliptin tablets are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus [see Clinical Studies (14)]. Important Limitations of Use Alogliptin tablets are not indicated for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis, as it would not be effective in these settings.

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

Alogliptin Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Alogliptin Tablet contains only one active ingredient that is Alogliptin. We have analyzed the usage of Alogliptin in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Alogliptin poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Alogliptin Tablet itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Alogliptin Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Alogliptin while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 850649-61-5

It promotes pancreatic insulin secretion by inhibiting the DPP-4 enzyme that degrades the GLP-1 and GIP intestinal hormones involved in the physiological regulation of glucose, which are activated by eating (EMA 2016, Baetta 2011, Scheen 2011). Administered orally, once a day. Common side effects are upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal disorders, rash and headaches (EMA, 2016). Low risk of hypoglycemia in monotherapy (EMA, 2015, Scheen 2011). Doses up to 16 times higher than normal for 2 weeks did not produce side effects (EMA, 2015). Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Its pharmacokinetic data (EMA 2015, Scheen 2011): low molecular weight, low percentage of binding to plasma proteins and very long half-life) make it likely it will pass into breast milk in concentrations that could be significant. Until there is more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding, safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity. Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels. Among the antidiabetics of this same group, saxagliptin and vildagliptin would be preferable due to their short half-life (less than 3 hours). See below the information of these related products:

Alogliptin Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Alogliptin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 850649-61-5

No information is available on the clinical use of alogliptin during breastfeeding. If alogliptin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Saxagliptin has a shorter half-life than the other dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitors and linagliptin is highly protein bound, so these might be better choices among drugs in this class for nursing mothers. Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with alogliptin.[1]

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

Alogliptin Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Alogliptin Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Though Alogliptin 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 Alogliptin Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Alogliptin Tablet

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