From Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
Is there any current study being done on the use of Humalog during
pregnancy? I am a juvenile diabetic that is switching to Humalog. My doctor
doesn't suggest getting pregnant while using it because of lack of
research. I want to get pregnant in a few years and am wondering if I'll
have to switch back. I'm on an insulin pump.
I am not aware of any on-going trial of the use of
pregnancy in the United States. Lilly does not recommend its use in
pregnancy and the FDA has not approved the use of Humalog during
pregnancy either. Myself and other physicians have used this type of
insulin during pregnancy without apparent bad effects and to the
benefit of some patients. However, there was a recent report of
fetal anomalies associated with the use of Humalog during pregnancy
published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This has not been
confirmed by any study. So, to be safe you may decide to wait until
after the first 10-12 weeks of pregnancy to use Humalog.
Original posting 22 Apr 1998
Posted to Insulin Analogs
and Family Planning
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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