Heartburn Medicine For Nursing Mothers?
r nI currently have an ulcer, but my position is breastfeeding. Can I take ulcer medication and what ulcer medication is recommended? thank you
Hello Madam M Didik,
Heartburn is a condition characterized by pain in the stomach and digestive tract. Heartburn can be caused by H pylori infection, excessive stress, consumption of long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stomach ulcers, stomach acid disease, eating too spicy food, caffeine, soda, alcohol and smoking.
Handling heartburn can be improved diet and also drugs if needed. Several types of drugs that can relieve heartburn include antacids, alginates, ranitidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, and prokinetics. Antibiotics are given if it is proven that H pylori infection is causing heartburn. Selection of the type of drug will be adjusted to the patient's condition.
For breastfeeding mothers, breastfeeding mothers should be more careful in consuming drugs because the drugs have the potential to enter breast milk. In general, antacids are safe enough for breastfeeding mothers to use, while other ulcer drugs require a dose adjustment from a doctor.
To help prevent heartburn, you can do the following tips:
Eat small portions of food but often Try not to eat late Drink lots of water Get enough rest Avoid consuming foods that are too spicy, oily, fatty, soda, caffeine, and alcohol Manage stress well. ulcer, you should see a doctor directly so that an examination can be done and can be given maximum treatment. The doctor will choose the type of ulcer medication that is safe for breastfeeding mothers.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y