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A 34-year-old male asked:

Is it safe for my 10year old child to take tums (calcium carbonate) for some stomach pain after eating some spicy chips?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: But limit the dosage to a couple every 6 hrs or so for no more than a day. Avoid carbonated beverage and acidic drinks (soda,tea,orange juice,etc) avoid caffeine and laying down after eating.If it persists for more than a day call his/her doc.
Last updated Jul 27, 2018


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