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).
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.

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What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

See below. There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...
Possibly. It is used in some pregnant women. Discuss with OB and see if they think it is safe for you. Read more...

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

Yes. Pregnant women can use a proton pump inhibitor in pregnancy. Better is to try antiacids like Tums or rolaids first, then zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and if those types of medication dont' work, then consider a proton pump inhibitor. Talk with your doctor first about your heartburn so he/she can know what you're experiencing and guide you as well. Best of luck! Read more...
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...