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Is It Ok To Take Tums 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
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ranitidine, now an over-the-counter product known as zantac, has been well studied in pregnancy. And for good reason! heartburn is very common in the second and third trimesters, so the good news is that OTC ranitidine is considered safe in pregnancy and breast-feeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anxiety issues, and realize it will dehydrate you somewhat. I like the 12 hour pills, and generally can only take one in the morning. Taking it in the evening frequently causes insomnia. For every sudafed tablet drink an additional 12 ounces of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not so much: The ace inhibitor meds which include ramipril are considered category c (possibly safe) in the first trimester but move into category d later in pregnancy because of increased fetal & neonatal problems. Some can pass in breast milk but risk in breast feeding is considered minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is likely to be safe, but it is a pregnancy class c drug, meaning no human studies have been done with this drug to show safety in pregnancy. It may prolong labor because of how the drug works to relax uterine muscle. The class of drug Felodipine belongs to is sometimes used to try to stop preterm labor. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Clonazepan is a long-acting benzodiazepine, pregnancy category d, meaning positive risk to the fetus. Discuss w/ OB risk to fetus vs benefit to you. If quitting, should be tapered off to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Buspar (buspirone) is category b & may provide temporary option during your pregnancy. Be sure to take your pre-natal vitamins (folic acid especially). ...Read more
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!?
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 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 3 more doctor answers
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?
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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!?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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