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2006603 tn?1331332927

ranitidine while pregnant

Anyone use ranitidine while pregnant? I am 33w4d and yesterday my doc prescribed me 150mg tablets to take twice a day for heartburn. Anyone use ranitidine while pregnant? I just want to make sure its safe.
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My doctor put me on nexium 20mg. I know most doctors use it during pregnancy.
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I've been using that, & its very helpful!
2006603 tn?1331332927
Thanks! I trust my doc but I just wanted to make sure its safe for me to take
2112967 tn?1339025968
Ranitidine is just the generic form of Zantac and I am on the same thing, also 150mg, and it is considered safe during pregnancy.  I believe my doctor said it was like a Class B (for pregnancy) which is one of the safer things to use, anything below Class A or B is considered a little less safe, if I understood him correctly lol.  Hope it helps you, I know it's helped me with my acid reflux.
2006603 tn?1331332927
I sure hope it helps! The acidic taste I always have in my throat is almost worse than the actual heartburn lol.
Thanks!
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