Heartburn is one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. But how can you treat the condition safely when you're expecting? And if you already suffer from gastroesphageal reflux disease (GERD) before getting pregnant, you may be wondering if Prilosec and other medications are safe.
What is Prilosec?
Prilosec (omeprazole) is an acid pump inhibitor used mainly to treat severe heartburn by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Prilosec is used to treat GERD and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. However, it's not usually prescribed for the immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.