Acetohexamide

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Because no information is available on the use of acetohexamide during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with hypoglycemic agents.[1][2]


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:


Acarbose,Chlorpropamide,Glyburide,Insulin,Metformin,Tolbutamide


References:


1. Everett JA. Use of oral antidiabetic agents during breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1997;13:319-21. PMID:9429368
2. Berlin CM, Briggs GG. Drugs and chemicals in human milk. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005;10:149-59. PMID:15701580



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Acetohexamide

CAS Registry Number:

968-81-0

Drug Class:


  • Hypoglycemic Agents

  • Sulfonylurea Compounds


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    2


    Last Revision Date:


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