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calcium carbonate for diarrhea

A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Celiac diarrhea : No. Celiac disease is an inflammatory condition in which diarrhea results because the small intestinal villi are damaged by IgA antibodies to gluten. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause gastric irritation which in turn can cause diarrhea.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Gastroenteritis. : This sounds like a case of acute gastroenteritis, either viral or food-borne. Typically these episodes last three to five days and are treated conser ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Cupp
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Try: Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid instead... If no improvement with that, try Prilosec otc and see your doctor to be sure something more serious isn't the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tums (calcium carbonate): Hi, i don't think there is any interaction between Chemo medication and Tums, (calcium carbonate) so it's ok.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
OTC Pepcid (famotidine): Try a few days of OTC Pepcid (famotidine)...but only for a few days..if no help go see your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not usually.: But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: Yogurt is beneficial to the gi track. So this is good. You can take runs but for short time. Best for you to drink water exercise and quit the junk fo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
No but....: Tums (calcium carbonate) is calcium and can often be used to supplement calcium intake for people who are at risk for thin bones. However, if you are ... Read More
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