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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely toxic: A good number to keep at hand is the national poison control number : 1-800-222-1222 the above ingestion is unlikely to bother a 7yo, but you can get ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Calcium carbonate which is the main ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) may help to neutralize stomach acid in mild or transient conditions. If th ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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No way to b sure: unless you get an upper endoscopy and biopsy. It is time to do this because of increased cancer risk if developed Barrett's Esophagitis.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appoin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) will be safe for her to try.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: But limit the dosage to a couple every 6 hrs or so for no more than a day. Avoid carbonated beverage and acidic drinks (soda,tea,orange juice,etc) avo ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Okay but (Answer#10): Excessive use places you at risk of a calcium carbonate overdose. Also note that calcium may promote gastrin, which turns up acid production.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
U can tell yourself: Lactose intolerance is related to an absence of the enzyme to digest the lactose. Symptoms will depend on how much you ingest at one setting. Milk co ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid.
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