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Prilosec or pepcid when pregnant

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Prefer Pepcid (famotidine): Omeprazole (prilosec) is category c, Famotidine (pepcid) is category b & therefore considered safer to take in pregnancy. Like everything else, check ... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Sure, if needed.: All the gastric protectants you asked about can be safely used in pregnancy and lactation, provided they are clearly indicated. Gerd is pretty common ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: Any of these medications can have headache as a side effect. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight; i understand that it is easier said ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Heartburn meds : Both PPI's, such as Prilosec, and H2-blockers, such as Pepcid, (famotidine) are frequently used medications for Gerd. Both of these classes of medicin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or long... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Ranitidine: Russell, although Prilosec is a stronger acid blocker than Pepcid (famotidine), (famotidine) proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec should not be used l... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and no: I like Pepcid (famotidine) with your PPI for daily use but for occasional (as needed) use, I recommend Pepcid (famotidine) Complete. It works faster ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. However you should consult your doctor if you do require both drugs regularly to control your sympt... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Reflux : Some patients do take the medication Pepcid along with a different family of medicines like Prilosec. This is usually done with particularly difficult... Read More
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