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can my 4 year old take 2 adult tums (calcium carbonate) in a day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: I have occasionally put a kid that age on that dose to benefit from the calcium in the tablet. It will not hurt a 4yo.
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
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Yes, but.....: Tums are calcium carbonate. One or two should be OK--like drinking a glass of milk. However, if your son is complaining of a sore throat, he may hav ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: This is a safe preparation in general.Avoid adult pepto (it has salicylates in it)
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not needed: Until age 14 for extra calcium.

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