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

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
AA's versus PPI's: 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 on Sep 23, 2016
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