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When should you take proton pump inhibitors over tums (calcium carbonate)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Tums (calcium carbonate) is an antacid--it helps neutralize acid that has already been produced, & as such has value in providing immediate relief of indigestion. Proton pump inhibitors block acid production & are best used to heal peptic disease & address acid reflux.

Answered Sep 23, 2016

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