Gabapentinoids and lactation: Review of the literature

Agri. 2024 Jan;36(1):64-67. doi: 10.14744/agri.2021.55531.


Gabapentin and pregabalin, which belong to the gabapentinoid drug family, are widely used, especially in neuropathic pain treatment, due to their effectiveness in pain management. Although many of the comorbidities and symptoms that limit the use of gabapentinoids are clearly described in the literature, there is limited data on their use during lactation. A 33-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic with neuropathic pain and muscle weakness in her left lower extremity following spinal anesthesia for a cesarean section. We aimed to present the gabapentin treatment of a breastfeeding patient with persistent neuropathic pain in light of a literature review.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Gabapentin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Lactation
  • Neuralgia* / drug therapy
  • Pregabalin / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy


  • Gabapentin
  • Pregabalin
  • Analgesics