What can I take for heartburn during pregnancy?
You’ll be relieved to know that Rennie chewable tablets (Spearmint, Peppermint and Orange) are suitable for use during pregnancy (if taken as instructed and if prolonged intake of high dosages is avoided). Rennie’s antacid-based calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate formula acts physically rather than by entering the bloodstream, neutralising excess acid and turning it into water and other natural substances10 that are easily evacuated by the body.
Rennie® Duo contains two antacids to neutralise excess stomach acid (hyperacidity), it also contains sodium alginate which acts on the stomach’s contents by forming a viscous gel (raft)18. This raft floats on top of the stomach contents and acts as a mechanical barrier to reduce acid reflux. With its dual action, Rennie® Duo combines its raft-forming and acid-neutralizing modes of action to provide more comprehensive relief and protection from reflux than either action alone. The oral suspensions’ high acid-neutralising capacity and raft-forming properties provide rapid and prolonged antacid activity (providing long-lasting protection against heartburn)19.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy. Always read the label. If symptoms are severe or last longer than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.