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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone. ...Read more

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Can eno Tums (calcium carbonate) cure stomach ulcer?

Can eno Tums (calcium carbonate) cure stomach ulcer?

No: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Not usually.: But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodium, (loperamide) is a effective medication for diarrhea that is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gas?

Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid". ...Read more

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When should you take proton pump inhibitors over tums (calcium carbonate)?

When should you take proton pump inhibitors over tums (calcium carbonate)?

AA's versus PPI's: Tums (calcium carbonate) is an antacid--it helps neutralize acid that has already been produced, & as such has value in providing immediate relief of indigestion. Proton pump inhibitors block acid production & are best used to heal peptic disease & address acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

Ulcer: They calm symptoms, but no direct effect on the ulcer healing. ...Read more

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Prilosec vs Pepcid (famotidine) vs probiotics for distended stomach?

The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more

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Tums (Definition)

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Simethicone (Definition)

Simethicone is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more