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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.

Drug Levels

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.[1]

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Cimetidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Ranitidine, Sucralfate

References

1. Izquierdo Prieto OM, Moreno Alia E, Rosillo Gonzalez A. [Galactorrhea induced by lansoprazole]. Aten Primaria. 2004;34:325-6. PMID: 15491529

Dexlansoprazole Identification

Substance Name

Dexlansoprazole

CAS Registry Number

138530-94-6

Drug Class

  • Anti-Ulcer Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

699

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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