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do tums really work

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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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Clear fluids diet: and use of OTC omperazole or Nexium. No solid food for 24-48hrs Force fluids: Electrolytes rich 8-10 8 oz. glasses of Powerade, G, Vitamin water, Pedi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on goal: Tums (calcium carbonate) neutralize stomach acidity and can relieve symptoms of this including gerd. Tums (calcium carbonate) are a good source of ca ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
20 years experience Gastroenterology
Typically immediate: Typically immediately.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Zantac (ranitidine) : Try Zantac (ranitidine) over the counter 150 mg at night This should help
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 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tums Chewables: can be taken with or without food. So that is ok.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gerd: You have gerd and Tums neutralizes the acid in your stomach. If this happens to you frequently you need endoscopy by a gastroenterologist and possibl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
Heartburn: You may try OTC ranitidine which is safe during pregnancy. If this does not help, consult a GI specialist.
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