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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flatus: "tums anti-gas/antacid" can (vice Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid).
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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Jain
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you need to, but usually one or the other is all you need. If it is not working, make appointment with a gastroenterologist.
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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.

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