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Is It Ok To Take Tums While Pregnant
I'm 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, (ranitidine) I'm using Tums but they aren't helping!?
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
I'm taking nature made multiprenatal vitamins. I'm 3 weeks pregnant. Is this a good vitamin to take? Is it ok to change vitamin brands? Can I take tum
Vitamins: Yes, yes, and yes to your questions. ...Read more
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 more
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
I have been taking Tums for heartburn for the past week reached limit today what can I take instead? I have been taking these for just about a week. I am currently pregnant and just need something to hold me over till monday. I am worried because the acid
Since Tums (calcium carbonate) is good for my baby during pregnancy is it safe to take it once a day?
You could: I see no problem in doing so. ...Read more
I am seven mnths pregnant I suffer from acid reflux I bought some Tums (calcium carbonate) the fruit ultra 1000 can I take thos?
YES YOU MAY: No problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heartburn and pregnancy what is the strongest thing you can take! I have been taking Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) and its not helping!?
My wife is 6 months pregnant terrible heartburn Tums (calcium carbonate) doesn't help can she take famotidine?
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
Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!
Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn during pregnancy? Also is it true that Tums (calcium carbonate) is actually good for the baby?
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) are safe and the calcium is good. ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?
I am 28 weeks pregnant an experiencing extreme gas pains. I've tried walking around and a couple yoga positions. Still didn't work. Can I take tums (calcium carbonate)?
I have been having fevers trouble using the restroom and some stomach pain that goes away if I take a tums (calcium carbonate). Could I be pregnant?
Is it safe to have sex before the 6 weeks post par tum are up? My boyfriend and I would like to become intimate after having our son less than 2 weeks ago, we intend to use condoms to avoid another pregnancy. Is it safe?
Think about it: A baby has a head the size of a big grapefruit. It passed through your cervix which (size of a big olive) by tearing it. (think a great big smile) Or it was pulled out of a C-section hole the same size. Your tissues need time to heal from such tearing. Depending on the nature of your sexual activity you may place that healing at risk. Following your docs guidelines is prudent. ...Read more
Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) during pregnancy cause aging of the placenta, or calcify the placenta?
No: Not that I know of. Granted there is calcium in Tums, but a lot of women take calcium in pregnancy and, for the most part, your kidneys are going to filter out and pee out, excess calcium. Having said that, it's always possible to overdose on any medication, so I would not take more than is recommended. If Tums isn't helping your gastric reflux, then consider taking Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid. ...Read more
I’m having extreme heartburn day and night. What is the most effective otc medication to treat in pregnancy? Already tried tums. Didn’t work.
Heartburn: You may consider the cheapest over-the-counter drug with any of the following active ingredients: famotidine, ranitidine, or lansoprazole (all are considered safe in pregnancy). Famotidine or ranitidine may be better to try 1st. Lansoprazole is the most potent but may be hard to get off of later if you want to stop taking it. Let your doctor know if your acid lasts longer than 2 weeks on the drug. ...Read more
I am 15 weeks pregnant and I was just wondering if tums could potentionally help with the nausea associated with pregnancy? I've tried so many things,
Had three kids close together- had bad reflux each pregnancy and only took tums. Likely had reflux for 4 years-likely I developed Barrett's esophagus?
I'm pregnant with my second child and Supposedly only 6 weeks pregnant. I won't see the dr until next month. My period was june 9th. Can I be further? I already feel flutters and look like I'm already 3 or 4 months. I'm not skinny but not huge either. My tum
Dating ultrasound: If there is a size discrepancy, a dating ultrasound will resolve the issue. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant, would taking more than the recommended amount of chewey Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt me or the baby?
TUMS (calcium carbonate): You should not take more than recommended amount of medication. If you are not having symptom control with the Tums (calcium carbonate) ask your obstetrician for other alternatives. Take care! ...Read more
I am 9 weeks pregnant. I am on 40 mg. Nexium (esomeprazole). I have severe burning in my chest! Tums don't touch it! What else can I do?
Maalox: It works great! Use as directed, of course. ...Read more
The past 4 or 5 days I've been experiencing nausea and headaches when I eat. Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant
Nausea, headaches: There are many possibilities. You may have an infection or reaction to something you are using or substance you are taking or exposed to. Best to see your doctor for a check up about this problem. ...Read more
I'm having terrible heartburn. Currently 18 weeks pregnant. I've heard vernors pop helps with heartburn. Is thia true? My Tums (calcium carbonate) are me. Please help!
Heartburn: pregnant: Increased acid production is common in pregnancy, and this is normal. To combat this eat more often, and small amounts so as not to gain more weight, which is not good for pregnancy. Mild antacids do not generally help, but ask your healthcare provider for medications to reduce the acid production, which should help. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Tums is safe for a pregnant woman at 23 weeks. It may be taken occasionally when you feel heartburn. If you stay within the recommended the Recommended Daily Intake of calcium for pregnant women, you will be in good shape - that comes to no more than 12 and a half tablets of Tums (calcium carbonate) a day, assuming your tablets are 500 mg each. (Confirm your strength.) ...Read more
Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than
You can do following
Do not drink or smoke
Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches
Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok
Besides that avoid cirus fruits, mint, tomatoes, big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more
It feels like my period is coming but no period yet and I am not pregnant but do have ovarian cyst and ibs. What is causing this discomfort in my tum?
Need exam: Can't tell this without getting examined. See your doc. ...Read more
I'm 34 wks and having a normal pregnancy but have really bad acid reflux, Tums (calcium carbonate) doesn't work for me as much anymore, Can I drink pepto-bismol liquid?
22 weeks pregnant have had bad heartburn for many weeks now. My throat burns when I eat spicy or acidic food. Been taking tums/zantac but not working?
Reflux & pregnancy.: Heartburn is expected during pregnancy. It's a factor of the upwards pressure upon the stomach by the growing baby, as well as the effect of progesterone in relaxing the valve between the esophagus and stomach. Unfortunately, many medications are not approved for safe use during pregnancy. Try eating smaller meals more frequently to get in your needed calories, and don't eat too late at night. ...Read more