Many people take nonprescription antacids for mild or
Examples of nonprescription antacids include:
Most 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
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.
March 20, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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