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Posted by: LP | 2008/07/01

Hearburn - Hernia, using Omeprazole

I'm 5 and a half weeks pregant. this is my second pregnancy. In my previous pregnancy I used Omeprazole for my hernia as that is what my doctor pescribed. I trust my doctor, i just had a huge difference with the pharmasist who told me it is not safe at all to use Omeprazole when pregnant? Could you please give me some advise.

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It is best to avoid medications as much as possible in early pregnancy. Animal studies with high doses of omeprazole have shown problems, but there are now quite a few human studies which do not show an increase in congenital abnormlaities with Omeprazole use in pregnancy.

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