Can I take rabeprazole during my pregnancy?

Rabeprazole has been given a “B” rating for its safety during pregnancy. According to the system devised by the Food and Drug Administration, this means that animal studies have not shown that rabeprazole is harmful during pregnancy. However, because there is no information available about the safety of rabeprazole in pregnant women, you should only use this drug if it is obviously needed for your health. Talk with your doctor about any concerns you may have. If you are not comfortable with the idea of using rabeprazole, your doctor should be able to suggest some other medicines to treat your reflux.

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