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Generic Name
Omeprazole
Trade Name
Omeprazole
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Anti-secretory, proton pump inhibitor for treatment of peptic ulcers.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but fetotoxic at high doses increasing the incidence of fetal death.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No human data.
  • No adequate data in human pregnancy but reported association with anencephaly and hydranencephaly when the drug used in first half of pregnancy.
  • Chronic, high doses are carcinogenic in animals producing gastrointestinal tumors.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in breast milk.
  • Should be avoided because of possible suppression of infant's gastric acid secretion.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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