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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

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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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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

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