Acarbose

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Because less than 2% of a dose of acarbose is absorbed from the mother's gastrointestinal tract, it is unlikely that any drug reaches the infant through breastmilk.[1]


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Chlorpropamide,Glyburide,Insulin,Metformin,Tolbutamide


References:


1. Everett JA. Use of oral antidiabetic agents during breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1997;13(4):319-21. PMID:9429368



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Acarbose

CAS Registry Number:

56180-94-0

Drug Class:


  • Hypoglycemic Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    1


    Last Revision Date:


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