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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

Discontinue it.: Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use. ...Read more

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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

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Calcium carbonate overdose does what to your stomach?

Calcium carbonate overdose does what to your stomach?

Constipation.: Calcium carbonate may causes constipation. It was a common treatment of excess acidity in the past, . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose?

What is the treatment for Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose?

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 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 of time 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 overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Have you taken: An overdose or are you considering that option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255).Please be seen at the nearest emergency room for suicidal thoughts. Psychiatric follow up is also very important. Take care. ...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 children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appointment and examinations to diagnosis the disorder. ...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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May I take 03 glucosamine capsules and total of 1,800mg Calcium Carbonate within 24hours ?

There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food and supplements. Taking calcium supplements WITH food increases their absorption. At high doses, calcium can cause digestive problems. It's important to stay hydrated when taking calcium supplements of any kind. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?

I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?

Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the symptom relief will be least relieved in degree and duration by antacids, more by type 2 histamine blockers e.g. Zantac/ranitidine, pepcid/famotidune; & best with proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) like nexium, prilosec/omeprazole, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid. ...Read more

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Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natural calcium is even more important than supplements however. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

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?

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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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 theses 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 many 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 youre having symptoms you probably should be on another medication and see your gi doctor. ...Read more

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

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

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 ok to take 1-2 TUMS (calcium carbonate) everyday for acidity?

Is it ok to take 1-2 TUMS (calcium carbonate) everyday for acidity?

Yes, for mild: heartburn. But if not improved , see an internists for diagnostics. ...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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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gout?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gout?

Gout: Tums (calcium carbonate) are not usually used to treat gout. Try cherry juice as an alternative. ...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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Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) seriously?

Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time 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 pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

No: The active ingredient of Tums (calcium carbonate) is Calcium Carbonate. The active ingredient of Pepto- Bismol is Bismuth Subsalicylate. Indications for Tums (calcium carbonate) is Tums (calcium carbonate) indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol is indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea & upset stomach. ...Read more

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Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you feel nauseous?

Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you feel nauseous?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) has indications for indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. However- some people report improvement of nausea with TUMS. ...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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Do celiac diarrhea can be stopped by taking calcium carbonate ?

Do celiac diarrhea can be stopped   by taking calcium carbonate                ?

Celiac diarrhea : No. Celiac disease is an inflammatory condition in which diarrhea results because the small intestinal villi are damaged by IgA antibodies to gluten. The way to stop the diarrhea from this cause is to stop eating wheat, rye and barley, grains that contain gluten. If you don't do this, the chronic inflammation can lead to cancer, weight loss, anemia and poor nutrition. Calcium doesn't fix anything. ...Read more

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