glyburide is useful for treating gestational diabetes

An important new study suggests that glyburide is useful for treating gestational diabetes.

Oral hypoglycemics are usually avoided during pregnancy...due to concerns about teratogenicity, excessive fetal growth, or hypoglycemia in the newborn.

But now there's evidence that using glyburide in the 2nd or 3rd trimester compares favourably to using insulin.

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