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    What is safe to take for acid reflux?
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    Cookieaab posted:
    I am 7 weeks pregnant with my third child. I didn't have acid reflux with the first two, and I was just diagnosed a year ago with it. I am currently taking omeprazole magnesium (Prilosec OTC) for it, but this morning got to wondering if it really is safe while pregnant. I've read it is and it isn't. I haven't seen my OB/GYN yet, but do plan to ask at my first visit. I am feeling very concerned now that I've taken something that could have harmed my baby. Can anyone tell me if their dr. said Prilosec is okay to take? Thank you!
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    scperdomo7 responded:
    I'm not sure if Prilosec is okay, that is definitely something to bring up with your OB.

    In the meantime, you could take Tums or something like that for your reflux.
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Cookieaab -

    Congratulations on number 3!

    Hopefully you have talked with your doctor and found something to get you comfortable!

    Here are a couple of resources about meds and pregnancy -

    Pregnancy & Medication
    Taking Medication During Pregnancy

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