More good new for those patients taking PPI (proton pump inhibitor) medications for the long-term for such conditions as GERD and ulcer disease. It appears that these medications are safe in pregnancy, without evidence of birth defects.
Of course, if you are not pregnant, you might think that this is not important to you….yet such safety information suggests strongly that these medications have a great track-record and safety profile. All good news.
So…if you take Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid, Aciphex…or other similar medications….this is more reassurance.