Take Diabetes Drugs After 3 Weeks Of Delivery?
I just gave birth 3 weeks ago, can I take metformin medicine? because before I got pregnant I had diabetes
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug that works with the aim of lowering blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This drug can be taken alone, together with other drugs, or with insulin.
Regarding your question, basically, whether or not a drug is allowed to be given to certain people depends on whether there are indications and or contraindications to the use of certain drugs in someone. Among the contraindications (prohibition) of metformin administration are those who:
Have certain kidney disorders
Have certain heart problems
Allergy to the content of metformin
Apart from these three points, there are several other contraindications such as low blood sugar levels, infection, diarrhea, lack of fluids or dehydration and so on. However, there are no contraindications for mothers who have recently given birth. In fact, some studies show there is no harm in consuming metformin for pregnant women, so you probably shouldn't stop taking metformin while pregnant, unless your obstetrician says so.
So to avoid misunderstanding, regardless of whether you have previously routinely taken metformin, or have never previously taken metformin, our advice is to continue to consult your medication with your internal medicine specialist because it may be necessary to adjust your dose or re-check after your pregnancy ends.
Meanwhile, maintain your blood sugar levels by avoiding consumption of sweet, packaged or instant foods or drinks, maintaining ideal body weight, exercising regularly, drinking lots of water, getting enough rest and avoiding stress and cigarette smoke. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa