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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?
Not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more
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.?
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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 more
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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.
More Info???: RLQ pain in a female most likely could be appendix or ovarian as the source. Other things are possible, but those are at the top of the list. See your doctor or go to the ED if the symptoms are bad or if they persist. ...Read more
Is liquid antacid like: Maalox, or Mylanta, better than antacid tablets like: Rolaids, or Tums (calcium carbonate)?
Maalox or mylanta: May work faster than rolaids or tums, (calcium carbonate)but other that little difference ...Read more
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 more
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?
Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand) (taking both on same day)? PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)
Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr.
There could be more than meets the eye.
But in short, yes you can take both ...Read more
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
I have stomach pain, when I take Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid that helps the pain but I get severe diarrhea?
Try: Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid instead... If no improvement with that, try Prilosec otc and see your doctor to be sure something more serious isn't the cause... Tums usually causes more constipation than diarrhea, so if that persists, see you doctor to be sure your gallbladder or other potential abdominal problems are not to blame. ...Read more
I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.
Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more
Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.
How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more
ANTACIDS: These antacids are salts that act as buffers for neutralizing acid. The difference is which type of salt. ...Read more
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
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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