Frequent question: How many antacids can I take while pregnant?

Kimberly Langdon, MD, OB/GYN says Tums works best when taken frequently — on the order of every 4 hours — because it neutralizes the acid rather than preventing it from being released. With that in mind, Langdon says expecting mothers can take a maximum of two tablets every 4–6 hours as needed for heartburn.

Is it okay to take antacids while pregnant?

During pregnancy, do not use antacids that have sodium bicarbonate (such as baking soda), because they can cause fluid buildup. Do not use antacids that have magnesium trisilicate, because they may not be safe for your baby. It is okay to use antacids that have calcium carbonate (such as Tums).

Can I take 1000mg Tums while pregnant?

TUMS provides safe heartburn relief for women who are pregnant. TUMS also adds calcium to your body. When you are pregnant, your body may need between 1,000 mg and 1,300 mg of elemental calcium per day. Be sure to take TUMS at a different time than you take iron supplements.

How many Tums can I take 1000mg while pregnant?

When using this product: Do not take more than 7 tablets in 24 hours. If pregnant, do not take more than 5 tablets in 24 hours. Do not use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

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What’s the best way to get rid of heartburn while pregnant?

Instead, here are some of the safest and best ways to get rid of heartburn when you’re pregnant:

  1. Dip into some yogurt. …
  2. Drink milk with honey. …
  3. Snack on almonds. …
  4. Eat pineapple or papaya. …
  5. Try a little ginger. …
  6. Chew sugar-free gum. …
  7. Take (doctor-approved) medication.

How many extra strength Tums can you take?

When using this product: Do not take more than 10 tablets in 24 hours. If pregnant, do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours. Do not use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

Why can you only take 6 Tums when pregnant?

Kimberly Langdon, MD, OB/GYN says Tums works best when taken frequently — on the order of every 4 hours — because it neutralizes the acid rather than preventing it from being released. With that in mind, Langdon says expecting mothers can take a maximum of two tablets every 4–6 hours as needed for heartburn.

Can I take Pepcid and Tums together while pregnant?

When it comes to OTC medications to try before using Pepcid, Ross says products such as Tums or Maalox help coat the esophagus, which minimizes the burning sensation. Both are safe in pregnancy.

Does heartburn mean hairy baby?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore found that when pregnant women reported moderate heartburn, they had hairy newborns 82 percent of the time; the majority of heartburn-free women gave birth to bald babies.

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How can I sleep with heartburn while pregnant?

Sleep propped up.

Elevate your upper body by about 6 inches with several pillows or a wedge when you sleep. This helps stomach acid stay down and aids digestion.

Does drinking water help heartburn?

Talk to your doctor about finding relief. Heartburn worse after exercise? Drink plenty of water. It helps with hydration and digestion.