A case of rosiglitazone exposure in the second trimester of pregnancy

Reprod Toxicol. Mar-Apr 2005;19(4):563-4. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2004.11.003.


Aim: Data about rosiglitazone use in pregnancy is limited. We aimed to present a pregnant woman who exposed to rosiglitazone in the second trimester and the fetal outcome.

Subject: The case was a 42-year-old, multigravid Caucasian woman with a history of diabetes mellitus type II for 4 years prior to her current pregnancy. Her diabetes was managed by diet and exercise and she has not received any drug therapy until the 13th week of her sixth (present) and unplanned pregnancy. The case was exposed to rosiglitazone (4 mg/day) between 13th and 17th gestational weeks. After the diagnosis of pregnancy at the 17th week, rosiglitazone was stopped and insulin therapy was started. At the 37th week, she had a healthy male infant (4500 g, 50 cm). The baby was examined and no major or minor malformations were observed.

Conclusion: This is the first case present in the literature exposed to rosiglitazone in the second trimester of her pregnancy. The data from the present case may contribute to the existing limited knowledge about rosiglitazone in pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / adverse effects
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / drug therapy*
  • Rosiglitazone
  • Thiazolidinediones / administration & dosage
  • Thiazolidinediones / adverse effects
  • Thiazolidinediones / therapeutic use*


  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Rosiglitazone