heartburn city...it's taken a turn for the unbearable! DH has a prescription for omeprazole and I'm pretty sure it's ok in pregnancy but wanted to know if anyone else has been prescribed it? I'm desperate and gaviscon isn't doing the job!!!!
Oops..fwiw I'm not planning on taking it regularly, I just want to know that it's there when it gets as bad as this which is perhaps once per week - usually on my days off when I'm napping during the day. I may go and get my own prescription but I'll only take it as and when needed.
i use omeprazole all the time - probably for the rest of my life and take a 20 mg dose. i took it with my two last pregnancies and had to up it to 40 mg as it was so bad. i consulted a gastroenterologist before doing this. he said it wasn't classified for use in pg but it is low risk. it's been around for a long time. it was up to me. a lot of drugs they use in delivering babies aren't classified for pg, according to my obstetrician!
i had to take it as my symptoms were so bad.
both babies from these pg's were fine and still are. i've been on it for nearly 5 years now.
you MUST get your own prescription though.
i also don't believe it will work if you take it once a week. i think it has a build-up effect.