Pramipexole use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Pramipexole: Mirapex, Mirapex ER

Pramipexole Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of pramipexole during breastfeeding, but it suppresses serum prolactin and may interfere with 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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Pramipexole lowers serum prolactin.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

References

1. Schilling JC, Adamus WS, Palluk R . Neuroendocrine and side effect profile of pramipexole, a new dopamine receptor agonist, in humans. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1992;51:541-8. PMID: 1350237

Pramipexole Identification

Substance Name

Pramipexole

CAS Registry Number

104632-26-0

Drug Class

Antiparkinson Agents

Dopamine Agonists

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

639

Last Revision Date

20130907

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