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can i give my child tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Calcium carbonate which is the main ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) may help to neutralize stomach acid in mild or transient conditions. If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks or do not improve with Tums (calcium carbonate) call your pediatrician.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2019

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