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Does calcium carbonate relieve gas

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
May or may not: Tums (calcium carbonate) is used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. Calcium carbonate... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Not sure: Probably because they are more convenient and well known plus marketed well.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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General Practice 40 years experience
Quick fix : Why do so many people prefer to take a pill than to make an actual change in their lifestyle? In part because 1) it seems easier, and 2) short term t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flatus: "tums anti-gas/antacid" can (vice Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: It is calcium carbonate and it is not a good treatment for any GI problems.
A female asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Can try Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine).
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
Yes not at same time: Cephalexin sometimes causes stomach irritation, so some food at dosage time is ok, and Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids or any antacid are ok to us... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Try Zantac/Prilosec: You can try over the counter zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole) as directe.If that does not relieve your symptoms you should consult your docto... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
I wouldn't: Pregnancy is delicate and adding medicines can sometimes interfere with this balance. Tums (calcium carbonate) is category C which means it may not be... Read More

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