A 50-year-old member asked:
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is it ok to take tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What R U treating?: If for GERD, there are far better choices. If for treatment of osteopenia, there are far better choices here too. Excessive calcium intake may backfire--hyperacidity, kidney stones, more (see Dr. Heidi Fowler's excellent HealthTap answer on the subject).
Answered on Oct 21, 2020

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