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Lansoprazole Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Lansoprazole is also known as: Prevacid, Prevacid 24HR, Prevacid IV, Prevacid OTC, Prevacid SoluTab

Lansoprazole Pregnancy Warnings

Lansoprazole has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies at high human doses have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Lansoprazole should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Lansoprazole Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of lansoprazole into human milk. Lansoprazole or its metabolites are excreted into the milk of rats. The manufacturer suggests that, because of the risk of tumorigenicity in animals, and due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account he importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Prevacid (lansoprazole)." TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. American Gastroenterological Association Clinical Practice and Economics Committee "American gastroenterological association technical review on the evaluation of dyspepsia. Gastroenterology 2005; 129 1756-80. Available from: URL:" ([2005]):
  2. "Product Information. Prevacid (lansoprazole)." TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc, Deerfield, IL.

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