Q. Is it safe to take Omeprazole when breastfeeding?

Answered by
Dr. Sujata Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 29, 2017 and last reviewed on: Feb 11, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am nursing a 2 month old, and I was told that I need to take Omeprazole. I have gallstones. So, my question is, is it safe to take 40 mg Omeprazole once daily while breastfeeding? My PCP says I should not, but the baby's pediatrician said it is alright. So, I am not sure what to do.

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

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  • Every drug taken by the mother will affect the baby. Omeprazole has fewer side effects, but it is not thoroughly studied for a breastfeeding mother. So, it is best that you take it on and off.
  • Gallstones do not necessarily require Omeprazole. I suggest you avoid taking non-vegetarian food, caffeine, smoking, etc. Eliminating these will be a healthy option for you as well as for your baby.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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