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Is it safe to take Nexium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Nexium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Nexium 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). ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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

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

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

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

Likely OK: Nexium 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. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium?

I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium?

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. ...Read more

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I take Nexium 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 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. ...Read more

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Not sure if pregnant yet, had unprotected sex before egg was released, i never took my Nexium pills for erosive esophagitis. Does it affect pregnancy?

Not sure if pregnant yet, had unprotected sex before egg was released, i never took my Nexium pills for erosive esophagitis. Does it affect pregnancy?

Should not: Nexium is fda pregnancy class b, so it is reasonably safe in normal levels, especially when it is taken for specific conditions (benefits outweigh risks). ...Read more

Nexium (Definition)

This is a capsule, usually purple in color, which inhibits the secretion of acid in the stomach. It is used when ulceration is a possibility, when the lower esophagus is symptomatic and to treat the side effects of ...Read more