Last update June 21, 2022
Very Low Risk
Antiepileptic also used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and restless legs syndrome. Oral administration three times a day.
It is excreted in breast milk in a clinically insignificant amount (Kristensen 2006, Ohman 2005) and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers took it. (Kristensen 2006, Ohman 2005, Johannessen 2005)
Plasma levels in these infants were either undetectable or very low. (Kristensen 2006, Ohman 2005)
A mother told us in 2016 that she was taking gabapentin while breastfeeding and when she increased the dose to 600 mg per day, she noticed that her six-month-old daughter was very sleepy all day.
Although discouraged in breastfeeding in some older articles (Mercadé 2012, Harden 2009), various medical societies, experts and expert consensus consider the use of this medication safe during breastfeeding. (Hale, Crettenand 2018, Reece 2017, Briggs 2015, Picéchietti 2015, Reimers 2014, Davanzo 2013, Pack 2006, Kristensen 2006, Bar-Oz 2000)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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