A 24-year-old male asked:
is it safe to take 2 tums (calcium carbonate) antacid chewables every day before bedtime?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Norma jo Waxman answered
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But if you have persistent abdominal pain, you should consider getting an evaluation
Answered on Sep 11, 2019
Dr. David Ziring answered
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Tums (calcium carbonate) : Yes. People take Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn, but also for other reasons, such as for its content of calcium. 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) per day shouldn't have any adverse effect, but your doctor should know you're taking it. Many antacids have a fair bit of aluminum in them, and your serum aluminum levels can actually rise with chronic use. But two a day should be safe.
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
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