A 35-year-old female asked:
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is adipic acid (ingredient in tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

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Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
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