Many people take nonprescription antacids for mild or occasional heartburn.
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 buildup.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||March 20, 2012|