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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it bad to eat tums (calcium carbonate) on a daily basis?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
No but....: Tums (calcium carbonate) is calcium and can often be used to supplement calcium intake for people who are at risk for thin bones. However, if you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) daily for heartburn or indigestion or some other symptom that you are treating, then you could be masking a more serious problem and you should talk to your doctor.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) taken daily for the calcium?

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Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Constipation: Constipation can be related to using tums (calcium carbonate).
A 39-year-old member asked:

Side effects of taking Tums (calcium carbonate) everyday?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): Maybe high calcium.
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
Gastroenterology 31 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.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to take 1-2 TUMS (calcium carbonate) everyday for acidity?

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Yes, for mild: heartburn. But if not improved , see an internists for diagnostics.

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