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On obimet sr 500 due to high insulin. Safe to conceive while on obimet sr?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Jan 2013 in Getting Pregnant
Question: Hi Doctor,

My doctor has given me obimet sr 500 3 tab dailyfor two months due to high insulin in my body. I am planning to conceive so is it ok with this medicine is it safe to use obimet sr 500 during pregnancy or it willcreate problmwith fertility ? what would happen If I do not take obimet 500 ? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 26 minutes later
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Obimet sr 500 contains metformin. Which is generally considered as safe drug in pregnancy.
It belongs to category B drugs in pregnancy according to FDA. Means animal studies showed that it will not cause any harm to the fetus but sufficient human studies are lacking.
So as benefits over weigh risks here you can use the medicine.
You should not stop taking the drug as it can lead to high glucose levels in the body, insulin resistance etc. Which can affect fertility and also general health.

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