Data on Tums during pregnancy?
January 28, 2006 3:41 PM Subscribe
Calcium carbonate (Tums) during pregnancy:
posted by moira to Health & Fitness (17 answers total)
Doctors tell you it's safe to take Tums during pregnancy; in fact, some encourage you to take it regularly for the calcium. However, I've discovered that it is considered a pregnancy category C drug, meaning that it is 'probably safe,' but that animal studies may show detrimental effects. (Human studies are generally not done on pregnant women.)
So, out of pure curiosity, and because my search skills are failing me today, can anybody find anything more specific on calcium carbonate? Any increased incidence of, well, anything? Any correlations? I realize it won't be hard data, but I am interested. I've found like information on things like Tylenol, but I'm having no luck here.
To avoid any possible debate coming up: I understand that categories A-C are generally considered okay, but my personal choice is to remain on the safe side and avoid anything questionable. Convention may differ, but what can I say; I'm a conservative (read: paranoid) gal where my fetus is concerned, and I'm okay with that. I'm just looking for information here.