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Mylanta.. .is it safe?

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#1 natcul

Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:33 PM

Ive been suffering heartburn everyday.... just wondering if Mylanta is safe to take?

#2 katrina24

Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:58 PM

It's what my OB told me to take while preg with my DD - she's perfect.

#3 natcul

Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:11 PM

Thank goodness, I just sent DH to the chemist to buy some.... im in desperate need

Does anybody know why it would happen so early in my pregnancy?

#4 2007baby

Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:28 AM

Its safe, I asked the pharmacist. Most of those over the counter ones (Gavison, Rennie, Quick Eze) are fine.

Its strange you would have it this early but mabye its got something to do with pregnancy hormones - seems to affect lots of different parts of the body!

#5 Chockybits

Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

I've been getting it quite frequently too... I'm dreading later pregnancy!

I've been using Quik-Eze and Rennie so far, but still suffering and my OB said to try Gaviscon or Mylanta. If it's still a problem then she said she will give me a script for Zantac, but to try the others first. You can buy Zantac over the counter, but it's cheaper with a prescription.

I'm guessing it's those dreaded hormones!

#6 hideandseek

Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

I had pretty awful indigestion from about 8 weeks.  I think I was sick from that more than the morning sickness.

#7 winterblues

Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:48 AM

I lived on Mylanta with my DS from about 8 weeks.  Towards the end of my pregnancy at night I would wake up with vomit in my throat and had to sleep sitting up.  

He is a perfect little boy.  

Towards the end of my pregnancy you couldn't get Mylanta anywhere all stocks had run out so I then changed to Gavison.  Not as nice as Mylanta though.

#8 ~gaby~

Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:18 AM

Totally safe. I live on Mylanta Double Strength when i was pregnant

#9 BumblebeeGirl

Posted 18 August 2007 - 01:47 PM


Its the progesterone that relaxes all the smooth muscles in your body which causes the valve that separates the eosophagus from the stomach, allowing gastric acids to seep back up. It also causes digestion to be sluggish.  original.gif
Not pleasant is it! LOL
Ahhh the joys.

#10 robhat

Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

My Obs told me to take Mylanta (I get the dual action one which helps with reflux too). He has now prescribed me Zantac which I take every evening and only the occasional dose of Mylanta during the day if I really need it. I did ask him about the Mylanta because it says on the bottle not to take it for more than 14 days without consulting a doctor... the obs said that that only applied to non-pregnant people! :-) Anyway, I don't know how safe it is so early in pregnancy but it should be fine... check with your doctor if you're worried.

Other things I find help are cheese, sometimes milk, almonds and honey & eucalyptus lollies (I have no idea why any of these things help) also, keep fluids up but avoid anything acidic... water, milk and apple or pear juice are best... oh, and avoid caffeine too... and anything really fatty... basically I'm living off carbs and dairy at the moment as I can't stomach much else...

#11 *ilovebub*

Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:15 AM

My doctor percribed Zantac for me,

But I have also tried mylanta,rennie,quickeze,and tums........And have found tums to be brilliant as i still got reflux and heartburn about an hour later with the others.Hope this helps:)otherwise mylanta is fine.


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