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Q. Please suggest a medicine for constipation that I can take when trying to get pregnant.

Answered by
Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 19, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have acid reflux and poor digestion with constipation issue. I feel like gas is trapped in some part of the body and sometimes there is a burning of the chest. Is it due to poor digestion. Meanwhile, I am planning for a baby. So, please suggest a medicine or antacid which does not affect that planning.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query.

If you are planning for a baby, then do not take a strong laxative for constipation because sometimes they may lead to loose motion and loose motion further can lead to abortion. So, instead of taking medicine for constipation, I suggest you improve your diet.

  1. Drink plenty of water daily.
  2. Take more of fibrous diet as whole grain cereals and fruits.
  3. Some fruits like banana and apple, if taken in an excessive amount, may lead to constipation. So, keep that in mind.
  4. Add green leafy vegetables to your diet. They are good for constipation and as you are planning for a baby, they also improve your hemoglobin level.

For acid reflux and poor digestion, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Instead of taking three big meals, take small meals at regular intervals. As a result, it will be easier for your body to digest the food.
  2. The acid formation is a regular process. Acids are required to digest the food, but in some people, the acid formation becomes more. So, it is better to improve the lifestyle.
  3. Do not take too much stress because stress also leads to more acid formation.
  4. Do not eat your food in a hurry, as it increases acid formation.
  5. Take some pudina leaves and use them in any form in your diet as they are helpful for you in many ways, it improves digestion, decreases acid reflux and also improves hemoglobin level. You can make Chatni, tea or anything else with pudina.
  6. After every meal, chew some fennel seeds. It will also reduce acid reflux and improve digestion.

I gave you suggestions more for lifestyle changes because they are more effective than taking medicines.

  1. As far as medicine is concerned, you can take syrup Himcocid (Himalaya) two teaspoons two times a day after food for ten days for acidity. After that whenever you feel acidity you can take it.
  2. To improve digestion, take syrup Liv 52 two teaspoons two times a day for two weeks.
  3. If you want to take medicines for constipation then you can take Triphala Churan two teaspoon with lukewarm water at bedtime for one week. Do not take anything after taking Triphala Churan. But do not take it for too long. Also, if you conceive then stop taking it.

As you are trying for pregnancy, try to have intercourse between the 11th to 15th day of your cycle because ovulation usually occurs in these days.

I hope you are satisfied with my answer.

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Thank you doctor,

Can I take Arozyme capsule? Could you please check and tell me about Arozyme? Since I am planning, is it alright for me to take it?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I just read your query.

Arozyme contains enzymes and is prescribed for poor digestion. Yes you can take these capsules as prescribed to you.

Also take tablet Folic acid once a day with the advice of your gynecologist, because it is helpful in the formation of proper egg in ladies and will help you in conceiving.

I hope you find my answer helpful.

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Thank you doctor,

Arozyme will not affect my planning right? Please check the ingredients and confirm, please.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I just checked it again. It contains Haritaki, Ajwain, Hing, etc. The components mentioned in this formulation can be taken even during pregnancy and is mainly used for constipation.

It will not have any side effects on you. If you do not have a severe constipation problem and you have any doubt regarding this then you can stop taking this or you can take it whenever you require instead of taking it regularly.

I hope you understand my point. If you have any other doubts you can consult me. Wishing you health and happiness in the future.

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