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A 30-year-old member asked:

Could my kidneys be getting worse if i take lots of tums (calcium carbonate)?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
It is possible: Generally speaking Tums (calcium carbonate) does not cause kidney failure. However, if you take enough Tums (calcium carbonate) to raise serum calcium level it is possible to cause an acute kidney injury. The only way to know would be to perform laboratory checks for both calcium and kidney function.
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