CAS Number: 657-24-9
Oral antidiabetic medication used for treatment of Diabetes Type II, Obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Biguanide drugs act by decreasing Neoglycogenesis (new formation of sugar) in the liver. Low risk of Hypoglycemia. Metformin is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount and without harmful effect on breastfed infants of treated mothers, Obesity is associated with breastfeeding difficulties. In spite of Metformin has beneficial effect on Obesity, this is not true with PCOS because lactation capacity is related to growth of breast tissue during pregnancy which is not improved by the use of Metformin, Oral antidiabetic drugs are not effective for Diabetes Type I. For Diabetes Type II diet, physical exercise and breastfeeding may ameliorate glycemia levels. See remarks on mother's Diabetes Mellitus by consulting specific item.
CAS Number: 657-24-9
Data from well-conducted studies indicate that metformin levels in milk are low and infants would receive less than 0.5% of their mother's weight-adjusted dosage. Milk metformin levels are relatively constant during maternal metformin use, so timing of breastfeeding with respect to the administration times is of little benefit. Although the dose in milk is low, metformin is sometimes detectable in low levels in the serum of breastfed infants. One sizeable prospective study found no adverse effects in breastfed infants. Metformin should be used with caution while nursing newborn and premature infants and those with renal impairment.
Metformin Hydrochloride Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Metformin Hydrochloride Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
Definitely, Metformin Hydrochloride Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Metformin Hydrochloride Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release
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