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Calcium Containing Antacids Medication
Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
I need an antacid that does not contain calcium or aluminun. My blood calcium levels are a little high .. can't tolarate acid reducers o inhibitors. ?
ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone. ...Read more
I'm currently taking nitrofurantoin. It says not to take antacids with magnesium trisilicate. Can I take Tums (calcium carbonate) which contain magnesium stearate?
Why does levothroid need to be taken at least 4 hr before any calcium or antacid? I have taken it for years but the instructions changed a year or so ago to the time limit for calcium but the most recent instructions now include the antacid. Why the chan
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by a bacteria or virus. These are microscopic pathogens that are inhaled into the lungs. Usually passed from one person who is ill through a cough and inhaled by another. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough and wash hands often when ill! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with gastritis. Can't take ppis or h2blockers due to side effects. Will Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid work as well? Thank you.
21 years, female, lower right pain for two days now. Extremely nauseated. Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids made worst and vomited. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago.
Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes. guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?
Alternatives: The problem is most antacids are from the 2 chemicals but you can use Gaviscon which is a little different and so could be used without over use. However I do not know if you can use meds or are on the H2 receptor blockers (Zantac, Pepcid, (famotidine) Axid) These can help with the heartburn as well. You can try these and see. I hope it is some help but depends on your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much gap betwen antacid & B12 sublingual 1500mcg. can we take multivit, calcium carb(500mg) same time as B12 supp? how much gap for vit c & b12?
Wouldn't take: antacid at the same time you are taking your supplements b/c you are reducing UR stomach acidity further that you need that to digest or help your MVI (multivitamin) get absorbed better. B12 can be taken alone sublingual. It's not digested. You can take it along with your MVI (multivitamin), and Vitamin C. Space your calcium tablet separately as it can act like an antacid itself (Tums?) Greens can interfere with Ca absorption. ...Read more
I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?
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