Medical Q&As

Antacids - safe in pregnancy?

Which antacids are o.k. to take for heartburn during pregnancy?

There are many OTC (over the counter) antacids available in Ireland and I am not aware that any of them are specifically contraindicated during pregnancy. Antacids are widely used for relieving heartburn, which is a very common symptom during pregnancy. Occasional use of antacids in small amounts is generally considered to be safe.