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Im 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, (ranitidine) i'm using Tums but they aren't helping!?

Im 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, (ranitidine) i'm using Tums but they aren't helping!?

Yes: Keep taking the Tums for calcium. Zantac (ranitidine) is pregnancy category b so considered relatively safe during pregnancy. If Zantac (ranitidine) helps, but not enough, you could try Prevacid 24-hr (otc) which is also category b. Safety for either in breast feeding is unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Can I take tums and Zantac (ranitidine) together during pregnancy?

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

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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Heartburn and pregnancy what is the strongest thing you can take! I have been taking Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) and its not helping!?

Heartburn and pregnancy what is the strongest  thing you can take! I have been taking Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) and its not helping!?

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 factors and possible remedies. ...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 heartburn a pregnancy symptom?Everytime i eat it attacks me.Bout 6 dys now, i take Tums (calcium carbonate) & it goes away until i eat doesn't matter the food i get it

Is heartburn a pregnancy symptom?Everytime i eat it attacks me.Bout 6 dys now, i take Tums (calcium carbonate) & it goes away until i eat doesn't matter the food i get it

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. See doc for heartburn. ...Read more

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Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!

Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really  bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!

No data.: Simethicone, or mylanta gas, has not been studied for adverse pregnancy effects. There is a similar agent that did not cause any adverse effects on rabbit pregnancies, though. ...Read more

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Having too much heartburn, I take Tums (calcium carbonate) but nothing helps 32 weeks pregnant?

Having too much heartburn, I take Tums (calcium carbonate) but nothing helps 32 weeks pregnant?

Pregnant-heartburn: You should consult with your OB doctor before taking anything for your heartburn. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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