Omeprazole and pregnancy

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Avatar_n_tn Now due to the pregnancy, it seemed to worsen as I experience painful heartburns. My doctor recommends I take omeprazole along with antacids. I've been taking antacids because I know they don't bare side effects on pregnancy. I am not sure though with omeprazole. I'm scared. I am afraid it might harm the baby. Anyone here experienced the same?
Avatar_f_tn This last year I had h-pylori and was treated for it and also had to take omeprazole for the stomach acid. I occasionally still get really bad stomach acid and will take an omeprazole. Recently my husband and I have began trying to get pregnant, and I think I may be. I will test around the 7th of the month. I have been taking folic acid, avoiding alcohol, caffeine, I do not smoke, I have cut out certain foods and have been doing everything as if I were pregnant.
6778631_tn?1396410723 Anyone taking Omeprazole? Does it work? Nothing has stayed down for two days and it hurts after I eat. It hurts not to eat. Has anyone been successful on this Med??
Avatar_f_tn Please discuss this with your doctor and see what he thinks about it. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
761106_tn?1234309247 Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. You should see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) for this if these tips reduce your symptoms. Hope this helps.
324372_tn?1222823802 It might be your gallbladder.
Avatar_f_tn Hi I am 9 weeks pregnant and from the very start I had gastric pain which they said was acid reflux. The pain has eased since taking omeprazole but I still have a massive amount of pressure in my upper and lower tummy constantly. I feel like I am going to explode! Anyone else had this???
Avatar_f_tn five years back,my endoscopy was done,which showed grade III nodular gastritis.i was treated with clarirthromycin,omeprazole and symptoms relieved but now again i have started heart burn.there is no regurgitation.what is my problem and solution?
Avatar_f_tn I would still check, I'm 38wks, and it may be different for different stages of pregnancy and I don't know your dosage. Maybe call your OB and ask. Good luck!! And heartburn is a B!!
Avatar_n_tn alot of people fall pregnant on the pill and babys are born ok!
Avatar_n_tn I have used many including nexium and omeprazole. As you said they work by shutting off acid pumps in the stomach so how is your food going to be digested? So I am basically looking for other cures these days..currently I am using apple cider vinegar, digestive enzymes and acidophillus(probiotics). I think i dont have normal acid reflux since i have never experienced heartburn and usually have a feeling of a lump stuck in my throat...which makes me believe that i have LPR.
Avatar_m_tn Take OTC antacid gel and Omeprazole tablets. Drink cold milk and see if it helps. In all probability the nausea is due to acidity and not pregnancy. If you do not get your periods by June 10th, take a pregnancy test and see. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn But I rarely feel hungry despite not eating enough, usually just more nausea. I've tried cutting out meat and dairy and all junk foods, but nothing's helped. I've been to the doctor, she prescribed omeprazole which didn't do anything. She also tested for pregnancy/hypothyroidism/anemia/bloodbile/some other stuff but everything was negative. I have no idea what's causing the nausea. I'm scared to eat because I hate feeling nauseous all the time!
Avatar_f_tn My doc told me to use tums and pepcid. Also benadryl is very effective for anxiety in pregnancy and was recommended to me by doc, helped me a lot, only took when i needed to.
Avatar_f_tn If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
5882236_tn?1377621424 Hiya tommy and smiley, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have been really ill over the last four weeks with a horrendous pain in my upper central abdomen and a gnawing pain round my belly button. I feel very nauseous in the morning and have had acid and bile reflux in the morning. I have also had pain under my left rib that radiates through to my back.
Avatar_n_tn Coupled with missing of breakfast, this could have caused serious acidity with reflux. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. Pregnancy is unlikely if you have been taking pills regularly. If you missed pills in between, then take a pregnancy test and see. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Take care!
Avatar_m_tn Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
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Avatar_n_tn I had an ectopic pregnancy in 1999 and had to have the bikini line cut and right fallopian tube and part of the ovary removed. Its only been this year that I have had this trouble. I had blood tests done for liver function and that was fab. I have done the three day stool test and that was good. This morning i have a bad crampy feeling in lower abdomen just above the pubic hairline (i think in lower bowel) How can something move so much around the body.
1538414_tn?1293653756 There is no feverish symptoms only chronich naseau and now recent vomiting of a yellowish bile substance. She has had a pregnancy test and it is negative. Any advice or suggestions would be highly appreciated.... Thank you.
Avatar_f_tn If the pain is under the shoulder blade then it could be due to a problem with the stomach (like acidity, gastric reflux, hiatal hernia) or due to pancreatitis, ectopic pregnancy maybe ruled out in your case) or in the chest like angina or heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, aortic dissection. Yes, gas and reflux can cause this pain. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime.
Avatar_f_tn I'm currently taking OTC Omeprazole, Metformin, HCTZ, Lisinopril and Wellbutrin and Phenergan for nausea (which doesn't help).
Avatar_f_tn I then went abroad on holiday and came back and had acute chest and stomach pains. I could not breathe and felt very sick and ill. I was in and out of the emergency dept of the hospital and had to have oxygen and pain killers. They then discovered massive internal bleeding and I had 2 blood transfusions. I was still very ill afterwards with chest and stomach pains. This continued and I kept collpasing and could not breathe. I was in and out of hospital and had lots of tests.
Avatar_f_tn The pressure of growing fetus inside the uterus and the pregnancy hormones may cause pregnant moms to have indigestion and heartburn. Omeprazole (Prilosec) is in the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is effective in suppressing acid and improving heartburns, but it does not work immediately. It may take up to 2-3 days for it to be effective and should be taken on an empty stomach with 6-8 oz of water daily, not as needed.
Avatar_m_tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! First thing to do is rule out pregnancy. Otherwise this could be due to severe acidity. Take a late night snack. Raise head end of bed. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. If it does not help, then consult a doctor. If pregnancy test is positive do not take any medication without consulting a doctor. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn I had the hair loss as well which my dermotologist said was the type due to illness or pregnancy-not hereditary. My dermotologist was wonderful and treated a multitude of conditions over the years (I have moved from florida due to the heat) sweat gland disorder,rashes,warts all over my legs. I have also had thrush. Extreme cognitive problems with slurred speech. When this illness started I was 105lbs. I was really into excercise and was enjoying the health benefits.