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Many people take nonprescription antacids for mild or
Examples of nonprescription antacids include:
Be careful when you take over-the-counter antacid medicines. Many of these medicines have aspirin in them. Read the label to make sure that you are not taking more than the recommended dose. Too much aspirin can be harmful. If you are pregnant, do not take aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin unless your doctor says it is okay.
Some nonprescription antacids are safe to use during
pregnancy to treat heartburn symptoms. Antacids that contain sodium bicarbonate
should not be taken by pregnant women because they can cause fluid
buildup. And do
not use antacids that have magnesium trisilicate, because they may not be safe for your baby.
If you need to use antacids frequently, talk with your
doctor or pharmacist about his or her recommendations and cautions. Be sure
to follow the package directions.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofMay 5, 2017
Current as of:
May 5, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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