Study: Antacids During Pregnancy Linked to Increase in Asthma in Children

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Want Your Kid to Have Asthma? Take Acid Blockers!

'Not only do they make your acid reflux problems worse, they actually sicken your unborn child. Action Alert!

An analysis of eight different studies, including data from over 1.6 million patients, found that taking heartburn medication during pregnancy significantly increases the risk for asthma for the baby.

The researchers found that proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec or Nexium) increase the risk of babies developing asthma by 30%; other acid blockers (like Pepcid and Tagamet) increased the risk by 46%. These are huge numbers.'


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