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If a woman takes Gralise (extended-release gabapentin) while breastfeeding, the drug will pass through her breast milk. However, it is not known if this medication would harm a breastfed infant. Some women have taken the drug while breastfeeding without any problems. If you take Gralise while nursing, watch for side effects in your child, such as drowsiness or feeding problems.
Is Gralise Safe to Take While Breastfeeding?Gralise™ (extended-release gabapentin) passes through breast milk in women. Because it is not known if this medication is safe for breastfed infants, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that breastfeeding women should take Gralise only if the benefits clearly outweigh the possible risks.
More Information on Breastfeeding and GraliseGralise passes through human breast milk. However, it is not known if taking this drug while nursing would cause problems for the breastfed infant. There are a few reports of women who took Gralise while breastfeeding without any problems occurring in their infants.
- Feeding problems
- Slow weight gain
- Slow development.