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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
PROBABLY: The main reason might be that the amount of calcium in antacids is not enough to meet the required 1000 - 1200 mg/day recommended for bone health. As ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Not true.: If you use calcium-containing antacids (like tums), you will get a good supply of calcium in addition to antacid effect. Other antacids (magnesium-co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Calcium : Calcium or antacids can bind various medications, making them less available for absorption, thus reducing their efficiency. That is the reason for t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Antacid-wo alum: You can try magnesium hydroxide tablets. talk to your pharmacist. Side effect can be diarrhea. Have you checked out why you are having heartburn? ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr. There could be more than meets the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: But if you have persistent abdominal pain, you should consider getting an evaluation
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: At age 30 , why are you taking calcium in the first place? It is a poor antacid. If you must take an antacid, take magnesium or aluminum salts. Try ac ... Read More
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