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Is it ok to take antacids while pregnant?

Is it ok to take antacids while pregnant?

Yes: If you take in moderation should be no problem. Antacids typically are not absorbed and pose little iatrogenc risk to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take antacids if i'm pregnant?

Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) is ok to take while pregnant. Quantity will need to be watched out as you can take too much causing illness and possible hospitalization. ...Read more

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35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

ASK YOUR OB: You should be calling your obs office and asking them, since they know you and may want you evaluated and may want you to use a specific one that they like. ...Read more

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Are "tums antacid calcium supplement extra strength" safe to take at 7 weeks pregnant?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) are great relievers of heartburn during pregnancy---just do not take more than what is recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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Is picot safe during pregnancy? It is an antacid

Sodium: This preparation is rather high in sodium which might contribute to high blood pressure and swelling of your legs. Each packet has 712 mg of sodium which is about a third of the recommended daily intake. Consider something like tums (calcium carbonate) instead. ...Read more

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Can I take tums and Zantac (ranitidine) together during pregnancy?

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 reflux but it does not help with long term prevention. Both are safe for use in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

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 pregnancy. The pros/cons of the medication need to be weighed for each individual situation. Call your doctor to discuss. They may be fine with you taking Tums (calcium carbonate) or may have other better suggestions if you are having problems with heartburn. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Tums (calcium carbonate) when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

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 benefit outweighs the risk. Talk with your OB doc. However, Tums (calcium carbonate) is generally regarded as safe during pregnancy, see: http://goo.Gl/hmkhr. ...Read more

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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) safe during pregnancy? If so, how many can I take a day?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) safe during pregnancy? If so, how many can I take a day?

Should be fine: If you are having severe symptoms of gastric indigestion it would be advisable to discuss this with your obstetrician. You may want to be on medication somewhat stronger than topical tums, (calcium carbonate) and you should also be checked for helicobacter infection. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more