Dexlansoprazole use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Dexlansoprazole: Dexilant, Kapidex
Dexlansoprazole Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Dexlansoprazole is the R-enantiomer of the protein-pump inhibitor, lansoprazole. Because no information is available on the use of dexlansoprazole or lansoprazole during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Possible Effects on Lactation
One case of elevated serum prolactin and galactorrhea was reported in a 21-year-old man taking lansoprazole (the racemic form). When omeprazole was substituted for lansoprazole, the serum prolactin decreased to the normal range and galactorrhea ceased.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
1. Izquierdo Prieto OM, Moreno Alia E, Rosillo Gonzalez A. [Galactorrhea induced by lansoprazole]. Aten Primaria. 2004;34:325-6. PMID: 15491529
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Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.
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