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Stomach and Laxative

How Do Antacids Work?

Antacids work by neutralizing the acid produced by your stomach. This helps treat symptoms like acid reflux and heartburn. Most people who take antacids experience no negative effects.

What Triggers Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness can strike suddenly and is caused by the body, inner ears, and eyes send conflicting signals to the brain. This makes your brain unable to properly determine how or if it is moving, causing cold sweats, nausea, and vomiting.

What Causes Diarrhea?

The most common causes for diarrhea are viruses (norovirus, rotavirus), bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella), food intolerances, and digestive tract problems (Crohn's, IBS). Other causes are unfamiliar bacteria in another country's drinking water, and some medicines may cause diarrhea as a side effect.

Can You Take Laxatives While Pregnant?

Most laxatives are safe to use while pregnant, with bulk-forming laxatives being the top choice. Laxatives to avoid during pregnancy are stimulant laxatives, Linzess, Misoprostol, Colchicine, caster oil, and mineral oil.

Can You Take Anti-diarrheal Medicine While Pregnant?

Anti-diarrheal medicine containing loperamide are safe to use while pregnant, ones containing bismuth subsalicylate are not safe.

Can You Take Heartburn Medicine While Pregnant?

The safest and most effective option is medicine that contains calcium carbonate. Medicines that contain magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide are safe in small doses, used too frequently they can cause constipation and possibly aluminum poisoning.