Treatment of heartburn and acid reflux associated with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Canadian Family Physician, 02/16/2010

Heartburn, and acid reflux during pregnancy should be treated, as recent studies report that symptoms of GERD have been associated with an increased severity of pregnancy–related nausea and vomiting. Antacids, H2RAs, and PPIs are safe for use in pregnancy, so if life–style modifications fail to manage GERD symptoms, these medications can be added to the antiemetic treatment regimen. Physicians should always feel comfortable treating NVP aggressively, so as to improve the quality of life of pregnant women.

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