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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 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 doctor some other options of acid suppression if that is the case.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 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 backfire--hyperacidity, kidney stones, more (see Dr. Heidi Fowler's excellent HealthTap answer on the subject).
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you take benefiber every day?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) and benefiber can be taken together..
A 38-year-old member asked:

Any side effects to taking Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) everyday?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Be careful: If you are taking it for acid reflux, there are better options such as proton pump inhibitors. Regular use of TUMs (calcium carbonate) can lead to high levels of calcium which can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about this.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if i eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
How many?: 1 or 2 a day should be okay. If you use too much of it for too long you can run into internal complications.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Including kidney stones. Woman can to build bone strength, but not like candy.
Aug 9, 2013

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