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Is Glycomet suggestible during pregnancy?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

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Posted on Thu, 5 Nov 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi, I am 16 weeks pregnant and was predibetic ( 150 mg/dl) after 75 gm ogtt @ 2 hours, but was not taking any medication. Controlling sugar by diet alone. Now at 16 weeks pregnancy, blood test showed Blood sugar ( 150 mg/dl) after 75 gm ogtt @ 2 hours , and Urine Sugar ++, Doctor has prescribed glycomet 250 after lunch for seven days and regular sugar monitoring. I am scared to take tablet as it I think it can harm baby. Is it safe to take this medicine during pregnancy ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Glycomet has no proven adverse effects

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Your blood sugars 2 hours after75 gm OGTT are high, ideally they should be less than140 mg/ dl.
Glycomet SR is metformin which is pregnancy category B drug, which means that no adverse effects on the fetus have been seen in various studies done worldwide, when taken in pregnancy.
You can safely take this drug in pregnancy.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Please do get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr Deepti Verma
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