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Omeprazole

5 replies

kidsareok · 01/07/2020 20:57

Hey! I've been prescribed Omeprazole for awful acid reflux after trying many different remedies that didn't work. I have takes 1 weeks worth of tablets and I do feel better - but I can't help but worry every time I take a tablet in the morning that I'm harming my baby? Has anyone else taken Omeprazole through pregnancy? Was everything fine? My GP seems to think it's fine but just wondering if there's anyone else out there with any info! Thanks

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princessonabudget · 01/07/2020 21:01

I took it for a large part of my first pregnancy. The dr wouldn't prescribe it if it wasn't suitable / safe / benefits to you outweigh risk to baby. DS is totally fine apart from the usual terrible twos! Don't suffer needlessly, OP ๐ŸŒธ

kidsareok · 01/07/2020 21:40

Thank you @princessonabudget ! My GP did say many pregnant women take it - it's just staring at the bright yellow pills ๐Ÿ’Š each morning makes me feel guilty ๐Ÿ˜‚. I'll be a FTM so I guess this is the start of mum guilt!! Glad to hear everything is well and you have a lively 2 year old!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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erised24 · 01/07/2020 21:49

I've been taking them through my pregnancy though they've not helped :( Have downed a bottle of Gaviscon in a week!

MissRabbitIsExhausted · 01/07/2020 21:55

I took them for the last 16 weeks of my pregnancy. Game changer,I was totally ill with Acid reflux and heartburn before it. They are fine to take, like you I didn't want to take anything in pregnancy. The GP told me I was probably doing more harm being sick constantly and being unable to eat anything than the tablets would!

acquiescence · 01/07/2020 22:47

I have them and have had for previous pregnancies. I find one tablet every other day does the job for some reason, I donโ€™t know if this would make you worry less or if it would even work for you?

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