Gastroesophageal reflux disease during pregnancy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Pregnancy Complications

abstract

  • Pregnant patients with symptomatic GERD should be managed aggressively with lifestyle modification and dietary changes. Antacids and antacids/alginic acids combination or sucralfate should be considered first-line medical therapy. If symptoms are not adequately relieved or complications develop, treatment with cimetidine or ranitidine should be considered; these H2 receptor antagonists are preferred during pregnancy. Nizatidine cannot be recommended. Proton-pump inhibitors should be used with caution because little human experience is available. Despite this caveat, both proton-pump inhibitors are likely to be safe during pregnancy.

publication date

  • January 1998

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0889-8553(05)70351-4

PubMed ID

  • 9546088

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 153

end page

  • 67

volume

  • 27

number

  • 1