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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Please discuss this with your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Since it contains no protein, it is nearly impossible to be an allergen. However you may be intolerant to it - just like anything you eat or drink.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperphosphatemia.: Calcium binds with dietary phosphate causing it to be excreted in the stool. This prevents hyperphosphatemia which is an important concern in advanced ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Constipation: Constipation can be related to using tums (calcium carbonate).
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium absorption: Calcium citrate is readily absorbed by the intestine in the absence of acid in the stomach whereas calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed in the absence ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Tums (calcium carbonate): Maybe high calcium.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Gout: Tums (calcium carbonate) are not usually used to treat gout. Try cherry juice as an alternative.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium: Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to stro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
CaCO3 less absorbed: Calcium carbonate is less well absorbed than calcium lactate. Calcium lactate is found in milk and dairy products.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not a problem: Your body regulates the calcium level in your blood by absorbing or not absorbing what it needs, and by other mechanisms. It's far tougher than scare- ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Usually none: Most people can regulate calcium absorption so as to fit their skeletal needs. There are others who develop excessive absorption with consequent incre ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in t ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Low HR & BP: Low heart rate (centrally acting) or low bp.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than othe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't ne ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
LOTS: Vit d helps enhance calcium absorption and both are needed for many biochemical reactions in the body including bone strength/health and heart functio ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: 1, 000 mg of calcium will good for you and the vitamin d3 1000 also good. But talk to doctor about other medications if you have sever osteopenia.
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