Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

can i take pepto bismol tablets while pregnant?

tums just dont do the trick sometimes!

Answer Question

Asked by bryleighsmommy at 11:34 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (12)
  • Pepto bismol contains aspirin. Its not allowed during pregnancy.

    Try something like prilosec, or ask your doctor about a prescription med if your reflux is that bad.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:37 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Its a no no

    Answer by SuthrnPrincess at 11:53 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • i use pepcid it works usually not always all day anymore but i use rolaids after kinda helps

    Answer by freshly.married at 12:09 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • No, ask your doc to give ya something or maybe a list of what you can take then you can buy them all and see what helps best of luck.

    Answer by Tris_09 at 1:01 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • you can take zantac and pepcid. thats what my doctor told me.

    Answer by ChloeMom0709 at 7:51 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • I took an imodium this morning b/c I had the worst craps in the world at 6:30 am. I am over 8 weeks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • you can try eating almonds. Believe it or not, almonds help cut down the acid. I heard about from a labor and delivery nurse. She said to drink a glass of milk and eat a handful of almonds. It did the trick and I didn't have to eat dozens of chalky little tums.

    Answer by etsmom at 8:48 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • NO. I suggest calling your OB to see what is safe for you to take.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • I drank pepto bismol the first month I was pregnant. I didn't know I was pregnant, I just knew my stomach was upset alot. The doctor said not to beat myself up over it, it wasn't that big a problem, but he switched me to Tums with Calcium. My son was born 9lbs 1oz and very healthy, so if you used the stuff, I'm gonna say like my doctor - don't beat yourself up!

    Answer by Joylynn77 at 9:36 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • My daughter's M/W allows her to take Tums.

    Answer by Nanna22 at 10:22 AM on May. 30, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN