Weigh OTC Options for Treating GI Issues in Pregnancy

Pregnant women will ask you about OTCs for GI complaints.

We know nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is common. But be ready to help manage other GI problems...if nondrug measures aren't enough.

Heartburn. Suggest an antacid with calcium (Tums, etc) first...or one with aluminum/magnesium (Maalox, etc). These are considered safe at labeled doses...work quickly...and can be taken when symptoms occur.

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