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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!?

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!?

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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Pregnant 30 weeks. Intense reflux. Vomitting. Tums unnefective. What otc can I take?

Pregnant 30 weeks. Intense reflux. Vomitting. Tums unnefective. What otc can I take?

Heartburn: Common over the counter heartburn medications are often used such as Zantac, Prilosec, Prevacid, Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Ranitidine and others. You can consider seeing a gastroenterologist if these are not providing relief ...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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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 wouldn't: Pregnancy is delicate and adding medicines can sometimes interfere with this balance. Tums (calcium carbonate) is category C which means it may not be safe in pregnancy. I would see your doctor to check the baby inside and check your urine for infection. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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?

These symptoms don't: Sound too suspicious for pregnancy. But - if you have missed your period & been sexually active - would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time. Take care. ...Read more

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What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant, Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

Heartburn: Usually tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, or maalox are generally recommended as safe. Ask your ob/gyn what they suggest and then they will monitor you to ensure your are health and the baby is too. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I am very constipated will tums help?

Tums: Works as an antacid. So I don't think it will help with constipation. Eat foods rich in fiber. Stay physically active and drink lots of water. (: ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) during pregnancy cause aging of the placenta, or calcify the placenta?

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

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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.

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

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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,

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,

It's worth: A try. However remember that TUMS contain a lot of CALCIUM so try not to overdo (your Pre-Natal vitamins have the correct amount of Calcium!
Consult with your OB-GYN, there are medications which are now considered safe.....
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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

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Can you use tums (calcium carbonate) for heart burn when pregnant at 23 weeks?

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

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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

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

DietEevateHeadOfBed&: 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

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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?

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

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