Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Pregabalin Solution while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Pregabalin Solution.
What is Pregabalin Solution used for?
1 INDICATIONS & USAGE Pregabalin oral solution is 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 oral solution is 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 Solution usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Pregabalin is the one and only active ingredient present in Pregabalin Solution. Pregabalin in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Pregabalin Solution also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Pregabalin in breastfeeding.
Pregabalin Solution 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 Solution 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.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Pregabalin Solution?
Pregabalin Solution is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Pregabalin Solution so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Pregabalin Solution, is it safe?
Pregabalin Solution 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 Solution, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Pregabalin Solution
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Pregabalin Solution 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