Over-the-counter antacids such as Tums, Rolaids, and Maalox may help you cope with occasional heartburn symptoms.
Those made of calcium carbonate or magnesium are good options.
However, it may be best to avoid magnesium during the last trimester of pregnancy.
What can I use in place of antacids?
As an antacid, baking soda can help temporarily neutralize stomach acid and provide relief.
What can you take for heartburn Besides Tums?
If You Go Over-the-Counter (OTC)
For fast heartburn relief, many people turn to chewable antacids with calcium such as Tums or Rolaids. They work by neutralizing stomach acid and are useful for occasional, mild heartburn.
Can you take Rolaids while pregnant?
Can I take Rolaids® if I’m pregnant? If you experience heartburn symptoms while pregnant, consult with your healthcare professional and ask if Rolaids® can help. **This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Can a pregnant woman take baking soda for heartburn?
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.
What is the best natural antacid?
Here’s a look at eight home remedies that can provide quick relief for indigestion.
- Peppermint tea. Peppermint is more than a breath freshener.
- Chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is known to help induce sleep and calm anxiety.
- Apple cider vinegar.
- Fennel seed.
- Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- Lemon water.
- Licorice root.
Does milk help acid reflux?
While it’s true that milk can temporarily buffer stomach acid, nutrients in milk, particularly fat, may stimulate the stomach to produce more acid. Even though milk might not be a great heartburn remedy, however, it’s a rich source of bone-building calcium. Overfilling the stomach may increase heartburn.
What gets rid of heartburn fast?
We’ll go over some quick tips to get rid of heartburn, including:
- wearing loose clothing.
- standing up straight.
- elevating your upper body.
- mixing baking soda with water.
- trying ginger.
- taking licorice supplements.
- sipping apple cider vinegar.
- chewing gum to help dilute acid.
Is Tums or Pepto Bismol better?
Tums (Calcium carbonate)
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can help for many stomach and intestinal problems, but may take longer to work compared to some other anti-diarrheal medicines. Tums (Calcium carbonate) gives quick relief for heartburn, but does not last all day.
How many Tums can I take?
The Tums label advises taking only a few in one sitting, not exceeding 7,500 milligrams, which depending on the dosage (it comes in 500, 750, and 1,000 mg doses) can range anywhere from 7 to 15 tablets.
Can I take 2 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.
Is it OK to eat Tums while pregnant?
Tums are considered generally safe during pregnancy, and they can also provide additional calcium to pregnant women. However, it is still important to speak with a physician before taking Tums. While Tums is considered generally safe during pregnancy, Alka Seltzer may not be.
Can I take Pepto Bismol while pregnant?
The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate. According to a 2014 review in American Family Physician, you should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy. This is because it raises your risk of bleeding problems when you take it closer to delivery.
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