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Generic Name
Metformin
Trade Name
Glucophage
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Oral antihyperglycemic, biguanide.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals causing neural tube, heart, and eye defects and embryotoxic at high doses.
  • No well controlled human data but this drug Does not provide good control of blood sugar in diabetic mothers, so the complications of the disease itself still occur including: structural anomalies, neonatal hyperviscosity, hyperbilirubinemia, polycythemia, and hypoglycemia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in animals.
  • No human data available.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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