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does calcium carbonate relieve gas

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not sure: Probably because they are more convenient and well known plus marketed well.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid".
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is calcium carbonate and it is not a good treatment for any GI problems.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate) –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flatus: "tums anti-gas/antacid" can (vice Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
27 years experience General Surgery
Gets rid of the acid: Tums (calcium carbonate) helps with indigestion by neutralizing the acid in the stomach.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The active ingredients do not contain simethicone.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcium : Shouldn't.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It neutralizes excess acid in your stomach. If you need it frequently, however, see your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably not: As Tums (calcium carbonate) have calcium which when taken in excess will cause constipation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Tums contain calcium carbonate, which is very good and very bad for ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (intestine). The good is it's a great antacid. T ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is calcium carbonate and it is not a good treatment for any GI problems.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: Is there a calcium deficiency? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn & is a source of calcium.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Taking Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent burping may help and will not be harmful.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not directly: Ranitidine lowers stomach acid product by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor and can be effective treating stomach upset. It does not affe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Tums (calcium carbonate): The active ingredient in TUMS is calcium carbonate which is not a pain reliever. That being said, if your body aches are the result of osteoporosis, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nausea: Indications for Tums (calcium carbonate) is Tums (calcium carbonate) indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol i ... Read More
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A 49-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

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