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 Pregabalin Capsule while breast-feeding.
What is Pregabalin Capsule used for?
Pregabalin capsules are indicated for: Management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy Management of postherpetic neuralgia Adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older Management of fibromyalgia Management of neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury Pediatric use information is approved for Pfizer’s LYRICA (pregabalin) Capsules and Oral Solution products. However, due to Pfizer’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information. Pregabalin capsules are indicated for: Neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) (1) Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) (1) Adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older (1) Fibromyalgia (1) Neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury (1)
Is Pregabalin Capsule usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Pregabalin Capsule contains only one active ingredient that is Pregabalin. We have analyzed the usage of Pregabalin in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Pregabalin poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Pregabalin Capsule itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Pregabalin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys
Pregabalin while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 148553-50-8
Anti-epileptic drug with structural properties similar to Gabapentin. Also used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It is excreted into breast milk in small quantities as plasma levels in infants were less than 10% of maternal ones when compared to those of treated mothers. No side effects were observed in those infants. Because less experience has been published than with other drugs of the same group, alternatives that are known as safer should be considered of choice during the neonatal period or in case of preterm babies.
Pregabalin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Pregabalin while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 148553-50-8
Very limited data indicate that amounts of pregabalin in breastmilk are low. If pregabalin is required by the mother of an older infant, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding, but until more data become available, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Pregabalin Capsule, what should I do?
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Pregabalin Capsule then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Pregabalin Capsule comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Pregabalin Capsule, is it safe?
Pregabalin Capsule comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.
If I am using Pregabalin Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Pregabalin 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