Can you take zantac with tums

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Avatar f tn It's fine. You can also take Zantac while pregnant. Those were my best friend, especially later in pregnancy.
Avatar f tn My doc told me to take Zantac once before bed and once when I wake up and to take tums with calcium in between. I also find that drinking a lil bit of sprite helps because it makes me burp and it relieves a lot of the burning and uncomfortable pain.
Avatar f tn Chocolate is one of the things that leads to heartburn. :) & you can take tums regularly as described on the container.
1088529 tn?1256847630 If you feel zantac is not enough for the acid problem, you can take tums or liquid anti-acid, but you need to space it apart- like wait at least a couple hours after taking your zantac to do it. Also, you should let your doctor know if the zantac is not sufficiently treating your symptoms. You might consider peptobismol if nausea ensues, again spacing it out from when you took the zantac, because tums may not be so great for nausea as it is heartburn.
Avatar f tn I was hospitalised last week with heartburn so you gave my sympathy. I can recommend a glass of milk to soothe the pain and yes you can take antacids.
Avatar f tn Yes there are daily acid reducers you can take that will help. I take one daily, sometimes twice when needed. My doctor told me what active ingredient was ok to take and I got the generic version because those pills can be costy.
150483 tn?1212172156 The calcium carbonate can interfere with iron absorption. My dr told me to take Zantac, but I was taking Tums for heartburn, not nausea. Peppermint tea is supposed to help with nausea. Hope you feel better.
Avatar f tn milk, tums, you can also take Zantac or Pepcid - its perfectly safe. for me, water makes it worse!
280369 tn?1316705641 I was talking to my FIL about it because he gets horrible acid reflux when he eats the wrong things and was telling me if it was heartburn, the baking soda and tums would work but when it's reflux, you need something stronger or else the tums can create more acid. I can see that...because I could take 3 tums when I have the acid reflux and it doesn't do a thing! I am definitely going to talk to my midwife about it and see what she says.
Avatar f tn Ya my doc recommend the low zantac dose and I know that mint helps me also I believe u can take the rolaid version of tums but ask ur doc first to make sure
Avatar f tn Ask your OBGYN if you can have Tums for your heart burn. Mine said I could and that is the only thing that helps me. I don't eat before bed, but get heart burn even with a glass of water. Prop yourself up with pillows- that does seem to help a little. You can probably just call the nurse at your OBGYN office to make sure it's safe to have Tums. I only chew 2 at first. If it doesn't get better, I take one more.
Avatar f tn Instead of going off the drug, why not continue it as prescribed by your doctor and contact your doctor to determine if you should go off it, what is causing the GERD, and what tests you can take to determine the cause of your discomfort. I'd urge you to have tests, such as motility and endoscopies, and ignore drug advice from boards and what you read on the internet. Keep us informed, and sorry for your discomfort!
280369 tn?1316705641 If you are taking an iron supplement then please be careful with Tums. They can reduce the absorption of iron. I took papaya enzyme for heart burn. You have to take it before you actually eat. You can find it at health food stores. Works like a charm.
Avatar n tn to get adequate potassium back in your body as well, as low potassium can give you muscle cramps, weakness, make you feel faint, etc.. Some steps you can take are dietary- cutting out dairy, spicy, fatty and fried foods, as well as citrus, peppermint, and anything you notice really sets off your acid problem.
Avatar m tn Like mkh9 says another reason for a weird bitter taste can be from acid reflux and that is why the Tums have helped you. If it doesn't settle you can get Gaviscon or Zantac as suggest by mkh9. I don't know if you can buy Zantac without a prescription, you would have to check with the pharmacist. There are other stomach remedies available to purchase from the pharmacy without a prescription if you cannot afford to see your doctor.
2048998 tn?1332795496 I've had acid reflux since my last pregnancy. Your doctor can give you omeprazole in pregnancy which help. If you dont want to take pill, don't eat anything spicy, no fizzy pops etc. Kept proped up in bed. Milk helps.
Avatar f tn My dr said mylanta malox zantac tums rolaids. Ill soon be 7 months and cannot find any relief. Milk doesn't even touch it. A swig of pickle juice will ease it some. I've heard about mustard but its too tangy for me. Good luck!
220217 tn?1209683277 I didn't take Zantac, but I was ok'd for Prevacid during my first pregnancy. They all vary in their classes so I would just check with your doctor on what the rating is and decide the best option. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I stopped taking the pills cause it said that prolonged magnesium deficiency can cause serious heart problems. Since then I take Zantac, it does next to nothing even though I take 4 maximum strengths a day, and I pop tums all day, but the heart palpitations have gone away. Not really sure what my next move is going to be. Maybe after 6 months of this I can go back to the protonx for a while.
Avatar f tn I've struggled with heartburn my whole pregnancy I usually take 2 Zantac a day as well as tums when is really bothering me.
Avatar f tn Tums are completely and 100% safe to take. I've heard people on here say no to the baking soda but I've heard it's completely safe n my doctor told me it was too. Some people on here are heard the baking soda is incredibly disgusting tho.
Avatar f tn tums automatically take it away..and mustard helps stop it also.
564775 tn?1243392302 Before pregnancy I would get heartburn and I would take Pepcid AC. I don't know if you can take it though pregnant?? Sorry...I wish I could help. You can run all of your drugs through to see if it is safe to take during pregnancy though.
Avatar m tn I belch a lot and I take 3-4 Tums a day, sometimes the Tums help other times they do not. I have also been having a burning sensation lower, around my belly button and lower. I have tried a lot of medications (Pepicd, Zantac, Prilosec, Aciphex and now Nexium). None have really helped that much.
Avatar m tn This would also explain why I can take deep breath when I prop myself up with a pillow when sleeping but can't get a deep breath while on my side. 3. A lot of people mention research into not geting enough magnesium. I started taking that now too. There's more of course, but just keep reading and you can try other things. The main thing I'm wondering is this: Is anyone out there doing tests or research on this?