Skip to Content

Lansoprazole use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Lansoprazole: Prevacid, Prevpac, Prevacid SoluTab, Prevacid 24HR, Prevacid OTC, Prevacid IV, Prevacid NapraPAC, Prevacid NapraPAC 500, Prevacid NapraPAC 375

Medically reviewed on January 9, 2018.

Lansoprazole Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of lansoprazole during breastfeeding. However, lansoprazole has been used safely in newborn infants, so it is unlikely that the amount in breastmilk would be harmful.

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

One case of elevated serum prolactin and galactorrhea was reported in a 21-year-old man. When omeprazole was substituted for lansoprazole, the serum prolactin decreased to the normal range and galactorrhea ceased.[1]

A 13-year-old girl with a recent history of bilateral galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia from omeprazole and domperidone on separate occasions was given lansoprazole to prevent gastrointestinal irritation following intravenous diclofenac for a severe headache. After 3 days of lansoprazole therapy, she again developed galactorrhea and an elevated serum prolactin that returned to normal a week after discontinuing lansoprazole.[2]

A 17-year-old woman using a progestin-containing IUD for 1 year began lansoprazole 15 mg daily and presented after 1 week with bilateral galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia of 92 mcg/L. Seventy-two hours after discontinuation of lansoprazole, galactorrhea ceased. Four months later, serum prolactin was normal at 24.1 mcg/L with no recurrence of galactorrhea. The authors judged the adverse reaction likely to be caused by lansoprazole.[3]

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

2. Jabbar A, Khan R, Farrukh SN. Hyperprolactinaemia induced by proton pump inhibitor. J Pak Med Assoc. 2010;60:689-90. PMID: 20726208

3. Duwicquet F , Gras-Champel V, Masmoudi K. [Hyperprolactinemia with galactorrhea induced by lansoprazole: A case report]. Therapie. 2017;72:691-3. PMID: 29061292

Lansoprazole Identification

Substance Name

Lansoprazole

CAS Registry Number

103577-45-3

Drug Class

Anti-Ulcer Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

411

Disclaimer

Information presented in this database is not meant as a substitute for professional judgment. You should consult your healthcare provider for breastfeeding advice related to your particular situation. The U.S. government does not warrant or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Site.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Hide