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Apidra and Breastfeeding

Many healthcare providers are comfortable recommending Apidra (insulin glulisine) to women who are breastfeeding. Although no studies have been done on Apidra and breastfeeding, the medication would be destroyed in the infant's digestive tract (which is why Apidra cannot be taken by mouth). Therefore, it is not likely that Apidra would cause any problems in a nursing infant.

Apidra and Breastfeeding: An Overview

At this time, it is not known if Apidra® (insulin glulisine) passes through breast milk, although it is not predicted to cause problems when used during breastfeeding. You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Apidra if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
 

Can I Take Apidra While Breastfeeding?

No studies have been done to see if Apidra passes through breast milk. However, even if it does, the drug would be destroyed in the digestive tract of the infant. This is why insulin cannot be taken by mouth. Many healthcare providers are comfortable recommending Apidra to women who are breastfeeding.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Apidra and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Apidra and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Apidra and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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