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I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?

I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?

Tums: Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are Tums a good calcium supplement?

Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums?

What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums?

Coronary calcificati: Too much calcium contributes to coronary calcifications and kidney stones. Calcium is best obtained from dairy not from supplements. Only 300mg can be absorbed at once, 8oz milk. Larger doses are not absorbed but wasted . Calcium carb should be taken eith food! ...Read more

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Is it true antacids are worthless calcium supplements?

Is it true antacids are worthless calcium supplements?

Not true.: If you use calcium-containing antacids (like tums), you will get a good supply of calcium in addition to antacid effect. Other antacids (magnesium-containing, or so-called acid blockers like Pepcid or zantac) do not give you any calcium. ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Not necessarily: I have understood that it is perfectly ok to use tums for instance as a calcium supplement-- it comes in different strengths, including a 750 and 1000 mg strength ( of calcium carbonate). What i had read was that your body cannot deal with more than about 500mg at a time anyway so i'm not sure the strength actually matters. It's important to take the calcium with meals several times daily. ...Read more

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If you are getting blood tests to check vitamin levels, and it says "no supplements 24 hours", can you still have Tums if not checking calcium levels?

I guess so: Blood vitamin levels can be very deceptive. You can have normal levels and still be deficient because it is the vitramin content within cells that really counts. Vitamin therapy and basic understanding of its uses is largely in the hands of doctors that practice complementary alternative medicine. Homeopathists, naturopath doctors and cheiropracters are often knowledgeable in this field. ...Read more

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Can eno Tums cure stomach ulcer?

Can eno Tums 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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Burning pain below front left rib, told it was ulcer 2 years ago, took antacids went away so stopped. Now pain is back and does not seem food related?

Burning pain below front left rib, told it was ulcer 2 years ago, took antacids went away so stopped. Now pain is back and does not seem food related?

H pylori infection: You may have h pylori infection that is treatable. Please see site for info and discuss the matter with your doctor. There is no need to suffer from pain. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001255/. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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