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Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) dry up breast milk?

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) dry up breast milk?

No: There may be some meds, but usually just time. Speak with your pediatrician or obstetrician. ...Read more

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Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.E. 3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?

Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.E.  3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?

Not a problem: Your body regulates the calcium level in your blood by absorbing or not absorbing what it needs, and by other mechanisms. It's far tougher than scare-monger internet sites would leave you to think. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to calcium carbonate?

Can you be allergic to calcium carbonate?

No: Since it contains no protein, it is nearly impossible to be an allergen. However, you may be intolerant to it — just like anything you eat or drink. ...Read more

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Why is calcium carbonate given to patients with agn?

Why is calcium carbonate given to patients with agn?

AGN: Calcium & phosphorus r important for healthy bones, muscles, and nerves; however, in renal disease phosphorus may accumulate leading to unwanted consequences (including lowered calcium); thus calcium supplements (citrate/ carbonate/et al.) r given to bind excess phosphate for excretion. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency. ...Read more

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Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Best not to: How long expired? If a day or 2 ok but should get new tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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I took too many Tums (calcium carbonate) now what?

I took too many Tums (calcium carbonate) now what?

Not a problem: Your body will effectively deal with the extra calcium and antiacid character of more Tums (calcium carbonate) than the usual dose. This is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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). ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Possibly: Taking in too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can greatly increase your serum calcium levels which can be dangerous. Make sure you discuss with your doctor some other options of acid suppression if that is the case. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary muscle twitching & cardiac arrhythmia. Serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use) could include rebound hyperacidity, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What's an alternative choice to tums (calcium carbonate)?

Many: There are many alternatives such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, prilosec, prevacid. If you require these meds chronically you should speak to your doctor or see a GI doc. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Nothing really: Tums is calcium carbonate. Eating too much once is probably fine, but how many is too many? I would not chronically ingest "too many" as this can lead to medical problems. If you're having symptoms you probably should be on another medication and see your gi doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat Tums (calcium carbonate) on a daily basis?

No but....: Tums (calcium carbonate) is calcium and can often be used to supplement calcium intake for people who are at risk for thin bones. However, if you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) daily for heartburn or indigestion or some other symptom that you are treating, then you could be masking a more serious problem and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt you in any way?

Can overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt you in any way?

Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Be careful: If you are taking it for acid reflux, there are better options such as proton pump inhibitors. Regular use of TUMs (calcium carbonate) can lead to high levels of calcium which can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Is it okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Please don't eat: Medications for fun. There can be serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use or taking too much) such as rebound hyperacidity, constipation, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What to do if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

How many?: 1 or 2 a day should be okay. If you use too much of it for too long you can run into internal complications. ...Read more

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What's the difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate?

What's the difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate?

Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not well absorbed in people who have low amounts of acid in the stomach. Calcium citrate is well absorbed in the absence of acid. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) chewables?

Is there a such thing as overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) chewables?

Seek medical help: Tums is calcium carbonate. Too much in the system can lead to digestive irritations, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, irregular heartbeat, confusion, depression, even coma. Treatment is activated charcoal, or gastric lavage. ...Read more

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Can u take 40 mg and maylacan drops and tums (calcium carbonate) together?

Can u take 40 mg and maylacan drops and tums (calcium carbonate) together?

??: Could you repeat the question? The medication you were asking about is not in the question. We'll be happy to try to answer it once you repeat it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take calcium carbonate with my tecta 40 mg (pantaprozole magnesium)?

Is it okay to take calcium carbonate with my tecta 40 mg (pantaprozole magnesium)?

Combination therapy: There is no adverse effect taking Tecta (T) with calcium carbonate (C). T eliminates the stomach's ability to secrete acid and its use should eliminate most pain from either GERD, gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. If you are taking C for heart burn relief, say a gastroenterologist to make sure you have nothing else wrong with your upper GI tract. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the comparison between calcium lactate n calcium carbonate? In terms of supliment.

CaCO3 less absorbed: Calcium carbonate is less well absorbed than calcium lactate. Calcium lactate is found in milk and dairy products. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the purpose of adding hard soap and calcium carbonate to toothpaste?

Cleanser: They are used as a slight abrasive to help give some texture to the toothpaste to remove/disrupt plaque. Picture it like sandpaper to "smooth" any irregularities on the surface of teeth and the irregularities are the plaque. ...Read more

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Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in tums® does contain negligible amounts of aluminum, measured as parts per million (ppm), ranging approximately from 100 to 500 ppm. ...Read more

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