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i have been having gas pains that come an go have been taking tums (calcium carbonate) they help some is there some other things that would help?

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Dr. Kecia Smette
16 years experience Family Medicine
Simethicone: Simethicone.
Answered on Dec 6, 2016

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: It is calcium carbonate and it is not a good treatment for any GI problems.
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I wouldn't: Pregnancy is delicate and adding medicines can sometimes interfere with this balance. Tums (calcium carbonate) is category C which means it may not be ... Read More
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Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid".
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.

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