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So I'm thoroughly confused. My primary said not to take Nexium and to try Zantac. Today at my OB appt I asked my OB why I couldn't take Nexium and I explained to her that my primary said I shouldn't take it and she said it was perfectly safe and that it was a category B medicine. Now I'm totally confused and don't know who to trust. My gut is saying my OB because she would no more about the safety of babies in the womb. What would you guys do?
I just looked it up in my drug guide (I'm a nurse) and yes, it's a Category B which means it's perfectly safe. I've also known a few people who have had to be on Zantac, Nexium and still take TUMS just to get by! So I say take it.
Ann - 32 DH Chris - 32 - December 23, 2008
Roman Christopher (2) 12-13-09
I worked in a pharmacy for 8 years and Dr. all recommend something different. They either had really good success with one drug and just stick to it or drug reps are pushing other drugs on them. Some are just old school and believe that nothing should be takin while preggo. Thats what stunk about working in a pharmacy is that we knew all the drugs that were safe for preggo ladies but when we would suggest it the ladies would be like oh, no my dr. told me I couldn't take that. Its really just a matter of what the Dr. prefers.
I take Ranidine???? I guess its a prescription Zantac. It works well for me and normally NOTHING ever does!!
Ranitidine is the active ingredient in Zantac. I take the generic form because it's cheaper. If it's a prescrip, it's likely a stronger dose than is available over the counter. (Or it's still the over the counter...sometimes I've been written scrips for something and got it home and looked closely and it was off the shelf with a pharmacy label over it. I paid less for it that way though cause my scrip coverage at the time was really good!)
I've been happy with the results the Ranitidine has given me...and that I don't have to take it at a certain time. That's really nice! I suck at timed meds.