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Is it safe to take antacids if i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Tums (calcium carbonate) is ok to take while pregnant.
Quantity will need to be watched out as you can take too much causing illness and possible hospitalization.

In brief: Yes

Tums (calcium carbonate) is ok to take while pregnant.
Quantity will need to be watched out as you can take too much causing illness and possible hospitalization.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes

Classic antacids, whether tablets (tums) or liquids (maalox) are certainly safe and sometimes a "life-saver" in the third trimester! however, don't hesitate to mention your symptoms to your ob; worsening heartburn or reflux can be treated or prevented with prescription antacids and ppis (proton pump inhibitors) like Omeprazole (prilosec).

In brief: Yes

Classic antacids, whether tablets (tums) or liquids (maalox) are certainly safe and sometimes a "life-saver" in the third trimester! however, don't hesitate to mention your symptoms to your ob; worsening heartburn or reflux can be treated or prevented with prescription antacids and ppis (proton pump inhibitors) like Omeprazole (prilosec).
Dr. David Fein
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