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applesvpears Mon 11-Jan-16 20:39:45

I have been suffering with an acidy heartburn type feeling and someone gave me some Gaviscon the other day. She said it helped her when pregnant so I didn't think anything of it. Today I was taking some and a guy at work shouted "you can't take that when pregnant!!!" Now I am panicking ! Googled a bit but yknow Google... no definitive answer. I am pretty sure I don't need to worry but if anyone can back me up that would be reassuring confused

dementedpixie Mon 11-Jan-16 20:41:12

My sister got it prescribed and drank it by the bottle when she was pregnant

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Mon 11-Jan-16 20:42:11

Yep I drank it straight from the bottle X

scaredmum2be Mon 11-Jan-16 20:42:32

It's safe

Pedestriana Mon 11-Jan-16 20:44:02

Like Sometimes, I drank directly from the bottle particularly in the last three months. It's fine.

unimaginativename13 Mon 11-Jan-16 20:47:29

Doesn't touch the sides in the end - gulp away

QforCucumber Mon 11-Jan-16 20:50:15

I'm 7 months and hAve gone through a bottle a month since about 4 weeks, gp prescribes it for the heartburn. Tell colleague to stop trying to panic you.

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 11-Jan-16 20:50:57

Gaviscon is a pregnant woman's bread and butter. Well, this pregnant woman's bread and butter grin

dementedpixie Mon 11-Jan-16 21:03:08 - tells you which products you can use

wonkylegs Mon 11-Jan-16 21:03:17

Completely fine and a lifesaver for many pregnant women.

CarShare Mon 11-Jan-16 21:07:33

I'm a pharmacist and have others have said, it's safe in pregnancy. It has some sodium in it so best avoided if BP is on the high side but otherwise fine. I find the double action gaviscon the best.

applesvpears Mon 11-Jan-16 21:11:29

Thank you so much everyone. Gawd I mean one old guy decides to panic me as if I am downing a pint of brandy !!hmm

fredandme123 Mon 11-Jan-16 21:12:15

I drank prescribed Gaviscon advance by the truck load durning pregnancy, think the dual action one was a no go tho (no idea why!)

Soooosie Mon 11-Jan-16 21:13:30

I used to swig it from the bottle. However giving up wheat stopped it completely. Only ever got it back when I slipped up and had bread/cake occasionally.

1frenchfoodie Mon 11-Jan-16 21:54:41

Rennies are also okay in pregnancy and work for me. Not anti Gaviscon - they are just a bit more subtle to take on my commute.

dementedpixie Mon 11-Jan-16 22:05:38

I used Rennies as I hated the gloopiness of liquid gaviscon

CityMole Mon 11-Jan-16 22:27:16

How dare he make comment- it's absolutely none of his business in the first place, never mind the fact that he was wrong and frightened you unnecessarily.
I can't bear the taste of the stuff but every now and then can be found swigging it out of the bottle in desperation!

Assquatch Mon 11-Jan-16 22:29:48

Gaviskon, rennies and tums are all safe

Radiatorvalves Mon 11-Jan-16 22:42:06

Revolting stuff, but I too drank it by the big bottle. If they sold it in 5litre buckets I'd have gone for it. Strangely I've not touched a drop since I stopped being pg!

CurlsLDN Mon 11-Jan-16 22:44:33

I needed it but couldn't bear it. Found tums pastilles much better, do the same job but actually taste nice, like slightly crap sweets

ChicaMomma Tue 12-Jan-16 11:13:49

Why is it only ever men who find the need to comment?
Male colleague of mine chastised me for having a coffee this morning. Was going to say ''ah look,it's only a 1 shot cappucino and it's the only caffeine i have each day, bugger off'' but i just smiled and moved on. Bugger off!

PS also swigging gaviscon by the bottle- only ever need it at night when i go to bed so have a full 'swig' which lasts me the nite.

villainousbroodmare Tue 12-Jan-16 11:18:53

grin @ slightly crap sweets - exactly!
I actually found that very slowly eating plain white bread helped a lot with heartburn. That, and giving birth wink which put an end to it!

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