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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

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Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
May or may not: Tums (calcium carbonate) is used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. Calcium carbonate is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. For gas symptoms use gas x or simethicone that works by breaking up gas bubbles in the gut. If you have excess gas and gas bloat see your gastroenterologist to rule out small intestinal overgrowt.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in tums® does contain negligible amounts of aluminum, measured as parts per million (ppm), ranging approximately from 100 to 500 ppm.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends on goal: Tums (calcium carbonate) neutralize stomach acidity and can relieve symptoms of this including gerd. Tums (calcium carbonate) are a good source of calcium and can be used for this purpose. So in fact they do 'work' for these purposes.

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