Safety in Lactation: Other antidiabetic drugs

Laura Kearney, Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (East Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

There is no published information on the use of these other antidiabetic drugs during breastfeeding. Therefore, alternative drugs should be used where this is clinically appropriate as indicated.
Since the effects of these drugs on a breastfeeding infant are unknown, it would be prudent to monitor infants for signs of hypoglycaemia.