Take Medications For Stomach Acid When You Don’t Know About Your Pregnancy?
At noon, I have had stomach acid for 7 months. Had severe until vomiting blood chills every night. Heart palpitations shortness of breath. But after consuming the medication the doctor prescribed for a month or so, I was cured to be able to work as usual. But sometimes it also recur but not as bad as before. Only shortness of breath and headaches. Every time I relapse I take antacids or ranitidine complaints disappear. And so on for 7 months. Two weeks ago I felt the same complaint. I took antacids and ranitidine for a week but nothing changed. I went to the doctor to be prescribed antacid and omeprazole. But after a week of consumption there are still complaints. I suspect I am pregnant. I checked that it was positive. what I want to ask is the danger or not, yes for my fetus, the drug I have been taking for two weeks. Then is the danger of my pregnancy for me because I have stomach acid. Thank you for a solution
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Gastric drugs such as antacids and Ranitidine are included in category B drugs, meaning that the drug does not cause any effect on the fetus in animal studies, but there is not enough clinical research on pregnant women. Consumption of this class of drugs in pregnancy is considered quite safe, but should only be given if there is an indication.
Gastric drugs such as omeprazole, are included in category C drugs, meaning that certain side effects have been found for the fetus in animal studies, but there is not enough clinical research in pregnant women. This type of drug should be avoided unless the benefits of drug administration exceed the possibility of side effects. Omeprazole in particular should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy, but its use can be considered in the second and third trimesters. In your case, you should not have to worry too much first. Omeprazole consumption is not necessarily related to disruption in pregnancy or your fetus. For the time being, stop using omeprazole and consult your pregnancy with your obstetrician.
Having stomach acid pain does not directly affect pregnancy, but if you have difficulty eating or vomiting severely because of your illness, you should consult with your obstetrician to avoid malnutrition in yourself and your fetus.
The following article about stomach acid disease that you can read
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