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 in pregnancy due to mechanical and hormonal changes and ppis and h2bs can help significantly. Check for helicobacter pylori and eradicate it if present!
Prefer Pepcid (famotidine) Omeprazole (prilosec) is category c, Famotidine (pepcid) is category b & therefore considered safer to take in pregnancy. Like everything else, check with your OB physician to see if there are safer alternatives and to see if your symptoms warrant treatment. Sometimes dietary changes and activity can improve heartburn or reflux disease considerably. Avoid the spicy stuff!
I am 62yr and have osteoporosis, I have acid reflux and wondering if it is ok to take omeprazole, Is Pepcid (famotidine) AC safer?
Different classes. Not sure if you're on medication for Osteoporosis as those can actually make reflux symptoms worse. Either Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole may be helpful but Pepcid (famotidine) is sometimes less effective but safer with other medications. Moderate to severe conditions usually require Omeprazole and other meds in that class. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation.
Is it safe to take omeprazole 20mg in am and Pepcid (famotidine) OTC in the evening? Doc prescribed that, but pharmacist says no.
If a. Doctor prescribes these OTC medications do what she/he says!!!! The pharmacist has to "stick to labels"!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z.
It is safe. I would follow your doctor's advice. Good luck.
Yes, but... Pepcid (famotidine) does not control acid production as well as Omeprazole does. Before switching, be sure you are following anti-reflux measures well. Also, before switching, I would contact your doctor who is treating you for reflux, to be sure that he/she agrees that this is a reasonable approach for you. Otherwise, good luck.
3 days ago I took 40mg omeprazole stomach hurts, on Pepcid (famotidine) 10mg and took 5 tums. Today the runs 8x stomach stills hurts burping omeprazole up. Why?
Severe reflux. You seem to be using multiple medications for a problem that may need more expert attention, and I have no idea how long or how severe your problem is. The first way to approach severe GE reflux is to see a GI specialist. You probably need a diagnostic study or two to find out why your body rejects anti-reflux meds and then go from there. Any treatment will involve a change of dietary habits.