Acid Reflux, prilosec, and TTC & pregnancy

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Registered: 03-04-2007
Acid Reflux, prilosec, and TTC & pregnancy
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:29am

HELP!

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:47am
I took zantac my whole third trimester with no problem. You being in pain isn't good for TTC or for a baby. When they say a drug is safe or pregnancy, they really mean it. This stuff goes through serious testing. My opinion is you should stop worrying and take care of yourself so your body can take care of your baby.
~Lorien





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Registered: 03-04-2007
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:56am
Well my doctor says it's safe, but Prilosec is classified as C, meaning they really don't know and haven't done enough testing on it. That's why I'm worried!
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The category C thing is kind of tricky. "Proving" a drug is safe for pregnancy can be complicated legally and ethically. I don't have time to dig up primary sources, but the wikipedia page summarizes it well: "One characteristic of the FDA definitions of the pregnancy categories is that the FDA requires a relatively large amount of high-quality data on a pharmaceutical for it to be defined as Pregnancy Category A" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregnancy_category

But, for something to be class C it means they never seen an adverse effect in a human, but just haven't been able to meet the standard to claim authoritatively that it couldn't. Given this is a drug you already take regularly and your doctor feels totally comfortable with, I honestly don't think you're really taking a risk. Just my 2 cents. I"m a big believer that moms keeping themselves healthy is good for their babies.
~Lorien





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If it's at all helpful, here's a study from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gyn concluding that "No association was found between exposure to omeprazole during the period of organogenesis and increased risk for major malformations. Exposure throughout pregnancy is not associated with increased risk of spontaneous abortions, decreased birth weight, or perinatal complications." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9757979
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I took 40 mg a day while I was pregnant with DS, and he's perfectly healthy.


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Registered: 03-04-2007
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 12:22am

Yay that's great, I'm down to 40mg a day now, hoping to reduce down to 20.

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