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Is it bad to take tums every day

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 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 39 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) and benefiber can be taken together..
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: But if you have persistent abdominal pain, you should consider getting an evaluation
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: No drug interactions noted.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Pulmonology 35 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 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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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 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
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stevens
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Go to your Doctor: Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last opti... Read More

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