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223372 tn?1240924276

Heartburn and Prilosec OTC

At 18.5 weeks my heartburn is not getting better---I've had it since four weeks!  The heartburn is what makes me throw up almost nightly.  I was put on the Rx Reglan and it made me "nutty."  I was very restless and anxious and the warnings were to quit it immediately if I experienced those symptoms.  So, my OB put me on Prilosec OTC this week----I have read pros and cons on line.....anyone else out there have an opinion?
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159063 tn?1247276417
I have/had awful reflux and heartburn from 5 weeks on up, I couldnt take it anymore, My ob put me on prevacid, and oh what bliss. it is perfectly safe to take in pregnancy, I would ask him about it.
432779 tn?1364498475
I have been taking prilosec for a while.it helps a little bit. I take Gaviscon before I got to bed.I get the cool mint flavour,it usually hepls me sleep through the night.
189192 tn?1261345228
I had intense heartburn my entire pg.  It was one of my first pg symptoms. I took prilosec for most of my pg.  My dr said it was okay to take and it hasn't had any adverse affects that I know of.  My son was born 2/11/08 with no problems.  
328630 tn?1213623950
I too suffered from intense heartburn my Midwive put me on  Pantoprazole a sub for protonix it works AWESOME,AWESOME,AWESOME with no side effects it is prescrption but Im telling you try it the other OTC **** dont work this is one pill a day and no heartburn whatsoever if  you miss a day you still dont get heartburn
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