Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Gabapentin Tablet ? Know what is Gabapentin Tablet and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Gabapentin Tablet is safe for your kid or not.
What is Gabapentin Tablet used for?
Gabapentin tablets are indicated for: Management of postherpetic neuralgia in adults 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 tablets are indicated for: Postherpetic neuralgia in adults ( 1) 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 Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Gabapentin is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Gabapentin Tablet, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Gabapentin it is safe to use Gabapentin Tablet while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Gabapentin usage in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.2 Lactation Risk Summary Gabapentin is secreted in 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 Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Gabapentin while Breastfeeding Safe
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 Tablet 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. An expert consensus guideline indicates that gabapentin is an acceptable choice for refractory restless leg syndrome during lactation.
What if I already have used Gabapentin Tablet?
As usage of Gabapentin Tablet is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Gabapentin Tablet else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Gabapentin Tablet, is it safe?
Definitely, Gabapentin Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Gabapentin Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Gabapentin Tablet
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Gabapentin Tablet 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