Clorpropamida L.CH. Pregnancy

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Pregnancy of Clorpropamida L.CH. in details

Pregnancy is always a special situation where every action or side effect of the drug varies when compared to a situation of a non-pregnant patient. It is not only because the pregnant woman's metabolism differs due to the hormonal and other changes happened to her, but also because every medicine or its metabolite passes to the baby and shows its action there. The only thing is, be cautious, attentive and well supervised when you take any single drug in pregnancy. The interactions can vary in pregnancy, and the dosage may differ as well. Strict supervision of the Physician is mandatory.

Clorpropamida L.CH. crosses the placenta.

Severe hypoglycemia lasting 4 to 10 days has been noted in infants born to mothers taking a sulfonylurea (including Clorpropamida L.CH.) at the time of delivery; additional adverse events have also been reported and may be influenced by maternal glycemic control (Jackson 1962; Kemball 1970; Uhrig 1983; Zucker 1968). The manufacturer recommends if Clorpropamida L.CH. is used during pregnancy, it should be discontinued at least 1 month before the expected delivery date.

Poorly controlled diabetes during pregnancy can be associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, including diabetic ketoacidosis, preeclampsia, spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, delivery complications, major birth defects, stillbirth, and macrosomia (ACOG 201 2018). To prevent adverse outcomes, prior to conception and throughout pregnancy, maternal blood glucose and HbA should be kept as close to target goals as possible but without causing significant hypoglycemia (ADA 2020; Blumer 2013).

Agents other than Clorpropamida L.CH. are currently recommended to treat diabetes mellitus in pregnancy (ADA 2020).

Clorpropamida L.CH. breastfeeding

When a drug is taken when the patient is breast feeding, a part of the drug is secreted in her breast milk and is passed to the baby. The dosage of the medicine to mother and baby are different, and many drugs actions are side effects when you take them without a disease, and what if you the baby takes them without a disease? What if the drug is contraindicated in newborns, infants or children? So, breastfeeding is a very alarming situation when the mother is on medications. Ask your Physician or Pediatrician about the effect of the drug on the baby and how much is excreted in breast milk and if it harms the baby!

Use is not recommended Excreted into human milk: Yes

According to the manufacturer, an analysis of a composite of 2 samples of human breast milk obtained from 1 patient 5 hours after ingestion of a dose if 500 mg yielded a concentration of 5 mg/mL. Some experts feel this amount of drug in the breast milk is unlikely to affect a breastfed infant; however, shorter acting drugs are preferred to avoid drug accumulation. If a mother does breastfeed while on this drug, their breastfed infant's blood glucose should be monitored.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Diabinese (Clorpropamida L.CH.)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL:" ([cited 2013 -]):
  2. "Product Information. Diabinese (Clorpropamida L.CH.)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.



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