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Tum calcium carbonate

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
Seek medical help: Tums is calcium carbonate. Too much in the system can lead to digestive irritations, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
LPR: With feeling something like a rock in your throat, it is possible that you have reflux and Tums (calcium carbonate) might certainly be helpful. Other... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Sure: Military studies have shown that most medications are good for years to decades beyond the expiration date, though they may slowly lose efficacy over ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not a problem: Your body will effectively deal with the extra calcium and antiacid character of more Tums (calcium carbonate) than the usual dose. This is not dange... Read More
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 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Constipation..: High calcium content...Can constipate. But why the tums (calcium carbonate)? That is the more important question...

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