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Can i take Nexium while breastfeeding?

Hi , I have a 2month old baby and I am breast feeding her. I used to take Nexium (Esomeprazole) before pregnancy for my stomachache but I was told by my doctor not to take it during pregnancy .I am in pain right now. Can I take it while breastfeeding my daughter ?
Tue, 28 Mar 2017
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi , I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Esomeprazole is Proton pump inhibitor and are not recommended for use by lactating mothers. Women with severe GERD symptoms can either take PPIs and discontinue nursing or use a GERD medication from another class like H2 receptor blockers (famotidine,ranitidine).These 2 can be used during lactation.
Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate to ask. I will be happy to answer your questions.

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