A 37-year-old member asked:
Are tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 16 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.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 10, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.