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Dr. Mark Pack
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


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Is pneumonia can happen due to over-the-counter antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is pneumonia can happen due to over-the-counter antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate)?

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 more

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. 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.

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.

Yes: How was the diagnosis made? Depending on presence of h pylori or not, you may need in addition antibiotics. Avoid nsaids and smoking. The brief diagnosis use of protons inhibitors or h2 blockers are relatively safe. Read more

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I'm taking lansoprazole 30 mg a day is it safe to take over-the-counter antacids at the same time something like tums (calcium carbonate)?

Yes: It is ok to take additional antacid medication however I would let your doctor know that the prescription strength medicine is not working completely. Read more

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Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?

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

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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.

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

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Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes. Guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?

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

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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: 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.
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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

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

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I have stomach pain, when I take Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid that helps the pain but I get severe diarrhea?

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

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I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

Relief for what: Condition? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. Prilosec is indicated for of dyspepsia,  peptic ulcer disease, GERD,  laryngopharyngeal reflux, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. If you tell us what symptoms / condition you are trying to treat we can provide a more helpful answer. Take care. Read more

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What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums (calcium carbonate)?

Coronary calcificati: Too much calcium contributes to coronary calcifications and kidney stones. Calcium is best obtained from dairy not from supplements. Only 300mg can be absorbed at once, 8oz milk. Larger doses are not absorbed but wasted. Calcium carb should be taken eith food! Read more

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This morning 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn. I'm on 1 tablet oxazepam 30mg, 2, 25mg pills of Elavil at bedtime. Can there be any major interactions? Quick reply

This morning 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn. I'm on 1 tablet oxazepam 30mg, 2, 25mg pills of Elavil at bedtime. Can there be any major interactions? Quick reply

Moderate interaction: Oxazepam & Elavil (amitriptyline) can cause a moderate amount of dizziness, drowsiness, & difficulty concentrating. Judgment or thinking can be affected. Driving or using power tools or other machinery shouldn't be done until you know how the medication combo affects you. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to have a live private consultation. 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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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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