the use of medical intervention for gastritis during pregnancy is inevitable.
For examples, if you have severe gastritis or if the disease is caused by
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treating the disease could be tricky, because some gastritis medications (such
as antibiotics and acid suppressing medications) also carry potential risks for
pregnancy. But if the disease is left untreated, it may persist or take longer
to heal, which could be more risky for you and your baby health.
news, there are some types of antibiotics that can be used safely during
pregnancy. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released classes of
lowest and highest risky medications for pregnancy. The classes are A, B, C, D,
and X. Drugs within class A are relatively safer for use in pregnancy, whereas
drugs within class X are highest risky medications for pregnant women . Improper use of
antibiotics, especially antibiotics defined within class X, might increase the
risk of birth defect.
Acid suppressing medications might also cause increased risk of pregnancy complications, though they’re generally safe for most pregnant women . A systematic review of study found that they might increase the risk of asthma in children.
study found that the risk of asthma in children increased by about 57 % when
mother took H2 blockers during pregnancy, and by about 34 % with proton pump
inhibitors. “Although this study is not ‘final’ yet (further studies are
required), use anti-suppressing medications carefully when pregnant,” said Dr.
Huahao Shen, a senior author and professor at the Zhejiang University School of
Medicine in Hangzhou, China.
Furthermore, safety depends on other factors such as; when you take the medicine during pregnancy, dosage, and how long you take it.