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Using gabapentin or pregabalin whilst breastfeeding

1 March 2022Gabapentin or pregabalin can be taken while breastfeeding and with infant monitoring. Recommendations apply to full term and healthy infants only.

How do you switch between pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain, and vice versa?

30 August 2017This recently updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited published evidence available on managing a switch between pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain, and vice versa.
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets 600mg, 800mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Protect from moisture and store in airtight containers.
9 February 2015

NeurontinPfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Neurontin
Capsules 100mg, 300mg, 400mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
No special precautions for storage
No special requrements for storage
9 February 2015

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Capsules 100mg, 300mg, 400mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Protect from moisture and store in airtight containers.
9 February 2015

NeurontinPfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Neurontin
Tablets f/c 600mg, 800mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
No special precautions for storage
No special requrements for storage
9 February 2015

Lactation Safety Information

No adverse effects reported in breastfed infants
Limited information indicates small levels in milk and low levels in infant serum
As a precaution, monitor for drowsiness, breathing difficulties, gastro-intestinal disturbances, and poor feeding
7 March 2022