A 53-year-old member asked:
can tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Roscoe Nelson answered
27 years experience Urology
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) have calcium in them and excess calcium either stays in the the intestine and goes with a bm or is absorbed and goes out in the urine. Excess use of calcium supplements can lead to stones. That being said we usually don't restrict dietary calcium.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
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