Our expert says:
I have read that there are cases where there have been reports of heart abnormalities and a slight increase of stillbirths if omeprazole is taken during the first trimester. Large studies have however, been done and it has been found that if a proton pump inhibitor is indicated during pregnancy, that omeprazole is the drug of choice. The cases relating to possible cardiovascular defects and stillbirths might have been co-incidental. The FDA rates omeprazole as a higher risk than other PPI's during pregnancy but this was based on animal studies.
I do think that you are safe in taking Nexium, as long as your gynaecologist is aware that you are using it.
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