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Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Nexium (esomeprazole) is classified as a category b drug during pregnancy, this means that no animal or human studies show risks or not enough data is available to classify it as a lower risk category.
During breast feeding it falls into L2 or a safe drug based on existing studies in breast feeding mothers.

In brief: Yes
Nexium (esomeprazole) is classified as a category b drug during pregnancy, this means that no animal or human studies show risks or not enough data is available to classify it as a lower risk category.
During breast feeding it falls into L2 or a safe drug based on existing studies in breast feeding mothers.
Dr. James Ferguson
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