Gabapentin Capsule Breastfeeding
Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Gabapentin Capsule while breast-feeding.

What is Gabapentin Capsule used for?

Gabapentin is indicated for: Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, with and without secondary generalization, in adults and pediatric patients 3 years and older with epilepsy Gabapentin is indicated for: Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, with and without secondary generalization, in adults and pediatric patients 3 years and older with epilepsy (1)

Is Gabapentin Capsule usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Gabapentin Capsule safe for breastfeeding
Gabapentin is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Gabapentin Capsule, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Gabapentin it is safe to use Gabapentin Capsule while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Gabapentin usage in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.2 Nursing Mothers Risk Summary Gabapentin is secreted into human milk following oral administration. The effects on the breastfed infant and on milk production are unknown. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for gabapentin and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from gabapentin or from the underlying maternal condition.

Gabapentin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys

Gabapentin while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 60142-96-3

Antiepileptic drug that is also used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and Restless Leg Syndrome. It is excreted into breast milk in clinically non-significant amount. No problem was observed in infants whose mothers were on this medication.Plasma levels in those infants were undetectable or very low.

Gabapentin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Gabapentin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 60142-96-3

Limited information indicates that maternal doses of gabapentin up to 2.1 grams daily produce relatively low levels in infant serum. Monitor the infant for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of anticonvulsant or psychotropic drugs. A single oral dose of either 300 mg or 600 mg given to the mother before cesarean section appeared to have no effect on breastfeeding initiation.[1] An expert consensus guideline indicates that gabapentin is an acceptable choice for refractory restless leg syndrome during lactation.[2]

Gabapentin Capsule and breastfeeding

I am nursing mother and I have already used Gabapentin Capsule, what should I do?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Gabapentin Capsule and have used it then do not panic as Gabapentin Capsule is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Gabapentin Capsule, is it safe?

Usage of Gabapentin Capsule is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Gabapentin Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Gabapentin Capsule in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week