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Can i take papaya enzyme tablets to ease digestion while pregnant?

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Dr. David Fein answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Yes: Most OTC digestive supplements are safe in pregnancy.

Answered 6/27/2019

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Dr. Scott Kramer answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Yes: If you feel that taking papaya enzymes aids in digestion they are totally safe in pregnancy as they work locally in the intestinal track and ended not enter the bloodstream, hence do not reach your baby.

Answered 6/27/2019

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Dr. Horacio Capote answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Most Definitely: In fact, before we could synthetically produce such enzymes, papaya was a source of digestive enzymes. You may have noticed that when consumed after a heavy meal it seems to facilitate digestion.

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