glipizide, Glipizide XL, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Studies of adverse effects in animal studies indicate that glipizide crosses the placenta. It is not recommended to use glipizide for the routine management of diabetes in pregnant women. Insulin is preferred. In the event that glipizide is used during pregnancy, the manufacturer recommends that it be stopped at least 1 month before the expected date of delivery.

NURSING MOTHERS: According to reports, glipizide is not found in breast milk. However, the risk of developing hypoglycemia in the nursing infant should be weighed against the potential benefit to the monther of taking glipizide and a decision should be made to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2014


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