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Lansoprazole in pregnancy

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KCBob Sat 06-Apr-19 21:45:17

Hi, has anyone been able to take lansoprazole during their pregnancy without any scaremongering or complications? I’ve recently switched to omeprazole and it’s causing a lot of pain, reflux and vomiting. All the American medical publications state it is safe in pregnancy but British publications state the opposite.
Any experience would be appreciated.

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icanhearapindrop Sat 06-Apr-19 21:52:46

I took it for about a month. It didn’t work as well for me as omeprazole did, but I had no complications, and the GPs weren’t concerned about giving it to me at all.

KCBob Sat 06-Apr-19 21:59:54

Thanks, really helpful 😊

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icanhearapindrop Sat 06-Apr-19 22:38:52

Sorry I can’t be more help! I do remember though that I had been prescribed omeprazole in a previous pregnancy, and was given lansoprazole in my second pregnancy, as apparently omeprazole wasn’t recommended for pregnant women. However, a different GP happily swapped me over to omeprazole when the lansoprazole wasn’t working for me. I think there is just so much caution around drugs in pregnancy because they are not able to test things on pregnant women, but it doesn’t actually mean they are unsafe.

Maggsmay65 Sun 19-May-19 12:08:26

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