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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Nexium While Pregnant

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I'm currently on a daily dose of 20mg of nexium (esomeprazole). I am 4 weeks pregnant are these meds safe to take? I tried not taking it I was in pain after 2 days.

Nexium (esomeprazole) preganancy: I would recommend you switch to otc liquid antacid like maalox or tums (calcium carbonate). Avoid as much prescription medications during pregnancy unless it is necessary and prescribed by your doctor.

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is prescription drug for reflux known as a ppi (proton-pump inhibitor), which inhibits the acid pumps in your stomach from pumping away...Which is a good thing if you're 8 months pregnant after a double-cheese pizza! But over-the-counter ppis are also considered safe in pregnancy and nursing, like Omeprazole (prilosec) and Lansoprazole (prevacid).

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I take Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and have some slight sinus problems. Every morning I get sick what is causing this? I'm not pregnant by the way.

I take Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and have some slight sinus problems. Every morning I get sick what is causing this? I'm not pregnant by the way.

See your doctor: Your acid reflux may not be under full control, and you just need to follow up with your doctor to see if the medication is working, or if there's something else going on. The stomach is an organ that can make you feel sick, or nauseous if something is going on. Best to have it checked out.

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Can I use Nexium (esomeprazole) in pregnancy?

Can I use Nexium (esomeprazole) in pregnancy?

Category B: Nexium (esomeprazole) is pregnancy category b and has shown no risk in humans, but you need to discuss with your gyn provider for continuity of care. Best wishes.

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I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

Probaly yes: It is safe, but not adequately tested in pregnancy however prolonged use more than a year make you more prone to osteoporosis and fractures. For a short term to subside the symptoms of heart burn in pregnancy, is safe most likely.

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I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

Likely OK: Nexium (esomeprazole) not a problem. The jury is not in yet on sertraline during pregnancy. The problems that have been suspected with sertraline appear to be more of a problem later in pregnancy, closer to delivery, with some of these meds being suspected to be involved in some cardiac/breathing problems in newborns at the time of birth with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension.

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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach.

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I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: Penicillin, an antibiotic, and nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) a proton pump inhibitor/stomach acid reducer, are not at all similar chemically so an allergy to penicillin does not make you more likely to have an allergic reaction to nexium (esomeprazole).

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How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work for reflux in babies?

How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work for reflux in babies?

It might not help: Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping with the reflux, it helps to reduce the stomach acidity. If your baby on a liquid diet, it's physiologic for them to have a reflux. Try elevated head of the bed, thickened the food, efficient burping technique. But I would not recommend Nexium (esomeprazole) for a small baby. It mess up with the digestion and promote unhealthy bacterial overgrowth.

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I've taken Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning can I take linzess this afternoon

I've taken Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning can I take linzess this afternoon

Probably fine: Linzess (linaclotide) is usually taken on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before breakfast. If taken soon after a high-fat meal, it can cause diarrhea or more frequent movements. I would avoid taking both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Linzess on the same day if Nexium (esomeprazole) has ever caused you to have diarrhea (a possible side effect).

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Cani take a Nexium (esomeprazole) later in the day if I have taken a tecta in the morning?

Yes but: Yes, you can take a Nexium (esomeprazole) later in the day if you have taken a tecta in the morning but they do the same thing so it may not be necessary or you may not receive as much effect. Two ppi will in one day should not hurt you.

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What are the side effects if I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and domperidone for several years?

What are the side effects if I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and domperidone for several years?

B12eficiency/headach: Lon term use of Nexium (esomeprazole) can some time cause atrophic gastritis, vit b12deficiency. But is relatively safe in recommended dose of 40 or 20 mgm daily domperidone is not available by prescription in us as it has not been approved by fda.It is a controversial drug even in uk and in my opinion should not be used long term, can cause chronic headaches, abdominal cramps, and dry mouth.Drinking water can help.

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Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Gaviscon and others: You could but not sure why. Both the Nexium and Ranitidine should keep any heartburn or acid reflux under control (assuming that is why you are taking the medications. It would not be harmful to take with those medications though.

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Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Yes.: Yes. Trouble is that it may become malignant. The rate is 0.25% per year. You need to be followed with yearly endoscopic examination and biopsy of suspected spots. Nexium is a good drug for Barrett's esophagus.