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I'm craving a lot of spicy foods, is it okay to take OTC heartburn medication?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Otc antacids are all category b for pregnancy besides prilosec.
That means they are all tested and safe. Prilosec isn't unsafe, it just hasn't been tested significantly. Tums, rolaids, maalox and mylanta may give immediate relief but most of the time, the heartburn will come back. You're more likely to do better with zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet or pepcid.

In brief: Yes

Otc antacids are all category b for pregnancy besides prilosec.
That means they are all tested and safe. Prilosec isn't unsafe, it just hasn't been tested significantly. Tums, rolaids, maalox and mylanta may give immediate relief but most of the time, the heartburn will come back. You're more likely to do better with zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet or pepcid.
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Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Sure you can take otc Prilosec on as needed basis.
You should see your doctor if this is an ongoing issue for you.

In brief: Yes

Sure you can take otc Prilosec on as needed basis.
You should see your doctor if this is an ongoing issue for you.
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