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Is it ok to take tums while pregnant

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Keep taking the Tums for calcium. Zantac (ranitidine) is pregnancy category b so considered relatively safe during pregnancy. If Zantac (ranitidine) h... Read More
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Yes: There are no known risks with respect to Zantac use in pregnancy, and the manufacturer and FDA consider its use relatively safe.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is a good drug to prevent acid reflux over time. It does not work immediately though. Tums are good for immediate relief of acid r... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Yes they are---do not take more than what is recommend on the package.
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Yes: Tums are basically calcium carbonate. You can take up to 2-3 tablets a day.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not best choice: Tums (calcium carbonate) are technically safe but i would not take because they contain corn starch which is probably genetically modified and thus co... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate) : Tums (calcium carbonate) is a pregnancy category c medication which means that not enough research has been done to know how safe it is during pregnan... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Cat "C": Tums (calcium carbonate) is category "c" for safety during pregnancy (per epoctrates.Com). The general recommendation is to only take it when the bene... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
YOU NEED: to call your OB-GYN for a suggestion Try Ice Water for the reflux .....the vomiting is more serious so call him/her! Dr Z
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Tums is calcium carbonate. TEMPORARILY neutralizes stomach acid but later causes INCREASED gastric acid secretion. Not good. See your primary doc or O... Read More
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Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
My : My advise is to contact your obstatrician prior to using any other medicine. Your baby safety is important to all of us.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
See a doctor: If you've tried over the counter Zantac (ranitidine) and tums, it would be best to see a physician to discuss your heartburn, address your risk factor... Read More

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