Last update: Aug. 11, 2020


Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Dapagliflozin is a selective and reversible inhibitor of the sodium and glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2). It acts by reducing the renal reabsorption of glucose and increasing its elimination via urine (Kasichayanula 2014, Plosker 2014).
Administered orally once a day.

Since the last update, we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its pharmacokinetic characteristics (moderately elevated molecular weight, high plasma protein binding and large volume of distribution: EMA 2017), make it very unlikely its excretion into breast milk in significant amounts.

It has a low risk of hypoglycemia in monotherapy, which increases when it is associated with other hypoglycaemic agents (EMA 2017, Plosker 2014).

Until there is more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding, safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity.

Diet, exercise and breastfeeding improve blood glucose levels.

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Other names

Dapagliflozin is also known as

Dapagliflozin in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dapagliflozin in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 78 %
Molecular weight 409 daltons
Protein Binding 91 %
VD 1,7 l/Kg
Tmax 1 - 2 hours
T1/2 12,9 - 13,8 hours


  1. EMA. Dapagliflozina. Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Dapagliflozin. Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Plosker GL. Dapagliflozin: a review of its use in patients with type 2 diabetes. Drugs. 2014 Abstract
  4. Kasichayanula S, Liu X, Lacreta F, Griffen SC, Boulton DW. Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of dapagliflozin, a selective inhibitor of sodium-glucose co-transporter type 2. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2014 Abstract

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