During pregnancy, heartburn, and other digestion issues are a big problem, which may result in you to take a bottle of available tablets. What we don’t know is the active components in tablets may complicate the issue further than supporting and in some cases it may be poisonous to the developing fetus. It is better to know the safest option before you decide taking anything.
The valves between the esophagus and stomach over relax and let stomach acids to flow up resulting to heartburn flaring up during pregnancy. The best medications are those that will not worsen the issue by arousing the stomach acids and are both fast acting. The following are the things to consider when you have a heart while you are expectant.
Chewing Antacids With Calcium
The best medication is chew-able antacids made from calcium carbonate. These are safe, fast acting, and chew-able, as well as giving calcium, which woman need during pregnancy. Chew-able break up quickly in saliva and get right to the root to soothe the pain. And nothing’s lighter on the stomach than calcium carbonate.
Magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide in liquid form or tablet should be the second option, as this is also fast acting and secure. The advantage of a fluid is, it won’t need chewing, which triggers the digestive process, which can sometimes heighten the problem. Liquids move right to the source. Nonetheless, they do need to break down a bit to be effective.
Avoid antacids that list aluminum such as aluminum carbonate or aluminum hydroxide, as they are toxic in large doses and can induce constipation.
Medications containing aspirin one of the example is Alka-Seltzer should also be dodged throughout pregnancy. Aspirin may be listed on a sticker as acetylsalicylic or salicylate acid.
Avoid Sodium Bicarbonate
Stay clear off baking soda or sodium bicarbonate that is sold as sodium citrate or an antacid in tablet form. These two cause water retention as both are high in sodium.
Consult Your Prenatal Care Giver
If over- the- counter medicine is not working the trick and things persist, it is better to ask your giver to
recommend you on a secure prescription. Ensure you know the ingredients that are used in the medicine before taking it particularly if it has not been prescribed to you by the doctor and regularly consult the doctor for advice. It is better to ask to avoid complications.