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Rabeprazole use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Rabeprazole: Aciphex, Aciphex Sprinkle

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 6, 2020.

Rabeprazole Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of rabeprazole 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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

A retrospective claims database study in the United States found that users of proton pump inhibitors had an increased risk of gynecomastia.[1]

The Spanish pharmacovigilance system found one case of a 90-year-old man who developed gynecomastia associated with rabeprazole reported during the time period of 1982 to 2006. The reaction occurred after 32 days of therapy and resolved after discontinuation of the drug.[2]

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Antacids, Cimetidine, Famotidine, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Sucralfate

References

1.
He B, Carleton B, Etminan M. Risk of gynecomastia with users of proton pump inhibitors. Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39:614–8. [PubMed: 30865318]
2.
Carvajal A, Macias D, Gutierrez A, et al. Gynaecomastia associated with proton pump inhibitors: A case series from the Spanish Pharmacovigilance System. Drug Saf. 2007;30:527–31. [PubMed: 17536878]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Rabeprazole

CAS Registry Number

117976-89-3

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Anti-Ulcer Agents

Gastrointestinal Agents

Proton Pump Inhibitors

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