I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Nizatidine? Is Nizatidine safe for nursing mother and child? Does Nizatidine extracts into breast milk? Does Nizatidine has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Nizatidine influence milk supply or can Nizatidine decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Nizatidine lactation summary

Nizatidine is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Nizatidine is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Nizatidine is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Nizatidine does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Nizatidine safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Nizatidine usage in lactation

It is secreted in very small amount into breast milk (0,06% of maternal dose)

Answer by DrLact: About Nizatidine usage in lactation

Because of the low levels of nizatidine in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required. Histamine H2-antagonists with more extensive use might be preferred in newborns.

Nizatidine Possible Effects in Breastfeeding

Histamine H2-receptor blockade is known to stimulate prolactin secretion.[2] No reports of hyperlproactinemia, galactorrhea or effects on breastfeeding women caused by nizatadine were found as of the revision date. The maternal prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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