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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's.
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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on any medications you take which should not be mixed with Tums (calcium carbonate) or other abdominal medical conditions you have.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 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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