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Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Oral hypoglycemic agent.
  • Sulfonylurea for treatment of type II diabetes mellitus
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic and embryotoxic in some animals.
  • Crosses human placenta at term.
  • Suggested possible association with congental defects in human pregnancy including gastrointestinal, heart, renal, hand and foot, ear anomalies, thrombocytopenia.
  • Causes hypoglycemia in the newborn.
  • Use of oral hypoglycemic agents in general does not provide good glycemic control so not preventing the adverse effects in the fetus or newborn such as polycythemia, hyperviscosity and hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Safe in breast-feeding.
  • Potential adverse effects in nursing infants are jaundice and hypoglycemia
  • Other Trade Names
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