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What should I know before taking gabapentin?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Gabapentin may not be a good option for women who are pregnant, considering pregnancy, or who may be pregnant. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

Gabapentin is passed into breast milk and may not be a good option for women who are breastfeeding.

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