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Is it bad to take tums every day

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly: Taking in too much Tums (calcium carbonate) can greatly increase your serum calcium levels which can be dangerous. Make sure you discuss with your do... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
What R U treating?: If for GERD, there are far better choices. If for treatment of osteopenia, there are far better choices here too. Excessive calcium intake may backf... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) and benefiber can be taken together..
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: But if you have persistent abdominal pain, you should consider getting an evaluation
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Licker
Urology 51 years experience
There is not any harm in trying an antacid such as Tums, however, if the pain is persistent, you should see the surgeon who tok out the gall bladder
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Abnormal: Need to find out if you have hiatal hernia, esophageal anomaly, ulcer or obstruction. Find out now while you may cure it for a long life! gastroenter... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: No drug interactions noted.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 37 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No data.: Simethicone, or mylanta gas, has not been studied for adverse pregnancy effects. There is a similar agent that did not cause any adverse effects on ra... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
As : As your pain has been that persistent you should get evaluated medically, especially as your pain did not improve with medications. Do not take any m... Read More
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