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Is It Safe For A Pregnant Woman To Take Tums
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Heartburn and pregnancy what is the strongest thing you can take! I have been taking Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) and its not helping!?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ›
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!?
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
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