Stay Alert for OTC GI Meds That Pose Risks in Pregnancy
Which OTCs for constipation, heartburn, or hemorrhoids can women use during pregnancy?
Some OTCs are okay to use for these GI complaints if nondrug measures aren't enough. But other OTCs have special precautions...and several should be avoided.
Some GI meds pose risks in pregnancy. For example, pregnant women should avoid heartburn meds with sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer Original, etc)...since it can cause dangerous acid imbalances.