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Is it safe to take pantoprazole sodium while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy, and Pantoprazole is a safe and effective treatment.
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Dr. Christopher Powers
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Not only is it safe for the inevitable heartburn of pregnancy, it can help alleviate nausea.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Not well studied, esp in 1st trimester, but is cat b in preg and lactation.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes for both: This medication is considered a category b or safe med during pregnancy and has no known risk at all during breast feeding.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Protonix (pantoprazole) is safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding for the prevention of heartburn.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Protonix (pantoprazole) is classified as a category b drug during pregnancy, this means that no animal or human studies show risks or not enough data ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
There are: No glaring interactions between these two drugs so long as you have no problems with antihistamines and have been taking Pantoprazole without any iss ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Why too much acid?: Is it stress? Best medicine is to relax, go on vacation, take a deep breath, make a plan, carry it out, and relax. If that isn't enough, and you aren' ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Pantoprazole: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that inhibits gastric acid secretion, hence is used to treat gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Per Drugs.Com: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adver ... Read More
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Yes: This is not an issue
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Probably yes: Heparin, whether fractioanted or unfractionated are relatively safe as compared to oral agents like warfarin , etc. Of course your pediatrician is he ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Category C: As far as i can tell, there is a lack of supporting data for use or ingestion of sodium lactate in pregnancy. It has not been found to be harmful or ... Read More

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