Tiagabine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Tiagabine: Gabitril

Tiagabine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Monitor the infant for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of anticonvulsant or psychotropic drugs. Because there is very limited published experience with tiagabine during breastfeeding, other agents 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

One mother successfully breastfed her infant while taking tiagabine 24 mg and then 20 mg daily.[1]

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1. Neppe VM. Successful tiagabine monotherapy during pregnancy and lactation: clinical and serum data. Epilepsia. 2000;41 (Suppl 7):200-1. Abstract. DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1528-1157.2000.tb01727.x

Tiagabine Identification

Substance Name

Tiagabine

CAS Registry Number

115103-54-3

Drug Class

  • Anticonvulsants
  • GABA Agonists
  • Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
  • Neuroprotective Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

389

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

Last Revision Date

2014-03-06

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