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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do tums (calcium carbonate) work?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency.

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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 32 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 45-year-old member asked:

What's an alternative choice to tums (calcium carbonate)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
Many: There are many alternatives such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, prilosec, prevacid. If you require theses meds chronically you should speak to your doctor or see a GI doc.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 44 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can i take Tums (calcium carbonate) if on warfarin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Warfarin: You can take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you are on warfarin.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
41 years experience
Seek medical help: Tums is calcium carbonate. Too much in the system can lead to digestive irritations, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, irregular heartbeat, confusion, depression, even coma. Treatment is activated charcoal, or gastric lavage.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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