No information is available about glimepiride from clinical observations, so it is preferable to use an alternative drug whose safety profile is better known. It is advisable to monitor blood sugar levels in the baby when are administered to a nursing mother medications hypoglycemic, especially in the case of neonates and preterm.
Warning of the manufacturer:
Is not known whether glimepiride is excreted in breast milk. Glimepiride is excreted in rat milk. Since other sulfonylureas pass into breast milk, there is a risk of hypoglycemia in nursing infants, so breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with glimepiride.