Pregabalin | Direct_rx Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Pregabalin | Direct_rx for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Pregabalin | Direct_rx 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.

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

Pregabalin | Direct_rx low risk for breastfeeding
Pregabalin is the one and only active ingredient present in Pregabalin | Direct_rx. Pregabalin in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Pregabalin | Direct_rx also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Pregabalin in breastfeeding.

Pregabalin | Direct_rx 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 | Direct_rx 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 already used Pregabalin | Direct_rx and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

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 | Direct_rx then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Pregabalin | Direct_rx comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Pregabalin | Direct_rx, is it safe?

Though Pregabalin | Direct_rx dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.

If I am using Pregabalin | Direct_rx, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Pregabalin | Direct_rx 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