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Can I Take An Antacid While Pregnant
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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