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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are tums (calcium carbonate) good for gas?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid".
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: It is calcium carbonate and it is not a good treatment for any GI problems.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

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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 tums® does contain negligible amounts of aluminum, measured as parts per million (ppm), ranging approximately from 100 to 500 ppm.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

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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 calcium and can be used for this purpose. So in fact they do 'work' for these purposes.

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