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Could my kidneys be getting worse if I take lots of tums (calcium carbonate)?

Could my kidneys be getting worse if I take lots of tums (calcium carbonate)?

It is possible: Generally speaking Tums (calcium carbonate) does not cause kidney failure. However, if you take enough Tums (calcium carbonate) to raise serum calcium level it is possible to cause an acute kidney injury. The only way to know would be to perform laboratory checks for both calcium and kidney function. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

Heartburn: Usually tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, or maalox are generally recommended as safe. Ask your ob/gyn what they suggest and then they will monitor you to ensure your are health and the baby is too. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Tums (calcium carbonate) and stones: yes, it can - some individuals who form stones are affected by quantity of calcium intake - excess calcium is excreted in urine. Do not consume more than 1000 mg calcium per day ...Read more

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Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Stone: Is remotely possible that Tums (calcium carbonate) would promote kidney stone, but it is likely there are other reasons, such as dehydration, oxalate excess, citrate deficiency, or a genetic problem. Requires evaluation. ...Read more

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