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

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

Yes: Keep taking the tums for calcium. Zantac is pregnancy category b so considered relatively safe during pregnancy. If zantac 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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Is it safe to take Tums while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Tums : Tums 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 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 when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Is it okay to take Tums when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Cat "C": Tums 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 is generally regarded as safe during pregnancy, see: http://goo.Gl/hmkhr. ...Read more

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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

Hello. : Hello. Consider slightly flat gingerale or crystalized ginger. You can also make ginger tea by pouring boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger and steeping for at least five minutes before sipping. ...Read more

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My wife is 6 months pregnant terrible heartburn Tums doesn't help can she take famotidine?

My wife is 6 months pregnant terrible heartburn Tums doesn't help can she take famotidine?

Yes: Famotidine is a class B drug and can be used safely in pregnancy. This is true for other drugs in the same category such as ranitidine or cimetidine. ...Read more

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Having too much heartburn, I take Tums but nothing helps 32 weeks pregnant?

Having too much heartburn, I take Tums 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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Are "tums antacid calcium supplement extra strength" safe to take at 7 weeks pregnant?

Tums: Tums 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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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums 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. ...Read more

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