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can I take tums and pepto bismol

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Pepto-bismol ; Tums (calcium carbonate) don’t interact per drug interactions checker.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: The injection bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however...: It is perfectly fine to use Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol- these won't interfere with your treatment at all. Ironically, many with reflux ( ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
34 years experience Pulmonology
Gastritis or GERD: I suspect you may have either gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux). Diet (caffeine ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fairly safe: Both are reasonably safe for short term use. However, long term use can lead to problems. Both work primarily by coating the stomach to help acid effe ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Go ahead!: Why do you think you have food poisoning? What symptoms do you have? Taking pepto or Tums (calcium carbonate) will not do any harm but if you have no ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
All: Depends on what your "indigestion" is. Tums (calcium carbonate) for gerd or heartburn or excess acid, pepto for upset stomach or loose stools
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many work: The one that works for you. Try each of these and see which one works well for you. Some folks prefer tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) and rola ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Antacid better: Personally I have never been fond of Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) mainly due to its annoying side effect of making your stools turn black whic ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is a long established liquid product that aids in digestive upset.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
LUQ: Discomfort in this region of the abdomen can be due to gaseous trapping in the splenic flexure of the colon, but that wouldn't persist more than a day ... Read More
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