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Dr. L. Collins
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Antacid (Definition)

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Tums (calcium carbonate) –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some people report that it helped with their nausea. ...Read more

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Indegestion,heartburn, and nausea getting worse. have it every day most of day;for 3 days. taken tums not helping very much?

Indegestion,heartburn, and nausea getting worse. have it every day most of day;for 3 days. taken tums not helping very much?

GI upset: A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. If sx's persist or you develop significant abdominal pain ...Read more

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What is better for nausea Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto?

What is better for nausea Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto?

Nausea: 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. Pepto Bismol is more likely to impact nausea. ...Read more

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Sudden nausea out of nowhere throughout the day, only waiting it out helps. Tums (calcium carbonate) don't help. Waking up in the night sometimes, what are the causes?

Sudden nausea out of nowhere throughout the day, only waiting it out helps. Tums (calcium carbonate) don't help. Waking up in the night sometimes, what are the causes?

Rule out pregnancy: There are many, many causes of nausea. In women with nausea, the first and easiest thing to check is whether you are pregnant. Vitamins and birth control pills can cause nausea. If it is persisting more than a few days, see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks pregnant and I was just wondering if tums could potentionally help with the nausea associated with pregnancy? I've tried so many things,

I am 15 weeks pregnant and I was just wondering if tums could potentionally help with the nausea associated with pregnancy? I've tried so many things,

It's worth: a try..however remember that TUMS contain a lot of CALCIUM so try not to overdo (your Pre-Natal vitamins have the correct amount of Calcium! Consult with your OB-GYN, there are medications which are now considered safe..... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Yes: Yes. It is safe. As for difficulty sleeping it depends on the cause of insomnia. Difficulty falling asleep is often due due to anxiety, while early awakening is often due to depression. Go to >http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw http://bit.ly/1H64Naf I think these sites will be helpful for your husband ...Read more

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Why do I get nausea every night? Me and my body are getting tired of having to take pepto bismol or Tums (calcium carbonate) to deal with it, just to sleep. :(

Why do I get nausea every night? Me and my body are getting tired of having to take pepto bismol or Tums (calcium carbonate) to deal with it, just to sleep. :(

Gastritis or GERD: I suspect you may have either gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux). Diet (caffeine, chocolate, alcohol), tobacco, medications (ibuprofen for example), and infections (h. Pylori) can all be possible causes for the inflammation. I would suggest you see your primary care doctor to discuss symptoms and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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The past 4 or 5 days i've been experiencing nausea and headaches when i eat. Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

The past 4 or 5 days i've been experiencing nausea and headaches when i eat. Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

Nausea, headaches: There are many possibilities. You may have an infection or reaction to something you are using or substance you are taking or exposed to. Best to see your doctor for a check up about this problem. ...Read more

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Having acid reflux? past 1-2 weeks. Burning acid rolls up chest to bottom of throat all day. Nausea after meals. Tums do not help. Should I go to dr?

Having acid reflux? past 1-2 weeks. Burning acid rolls up chest to bottom of throat all day. Nausea after meals. Tums do not help. Should I go to dr?

Take antacids: Acid reflux is relatively easy condition to treat. But you need to know(read up) about the various medicines which are useful. Tums is too old fashioned as it works only for a very short time. More modern drugs like Zantac, Pepcid or Prilosec work much better and provide relief for 12 to 24 hours. They are available over the counter but in half strength...so take 2 pills at a time. ...Read more

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Heartburn. .indigestion. .nausea.. stomach gas and then I vomit EVERYTIME its time for bed.. water helps alittle.. (33wks) takes Zofran (ondansetron) & tums.. help!

Heartburn. .indigestion. .nausea.. stomach gas and then I vomit EVERYTIME its time for bed.. water helps alittle.. (33wks) takes Zofran (ondansetron) & tums.. help!

Elevate bed: Elevate the head of your bed. Avoid spivey foods and caffeine. Simethicone can help. Frequent small meals but nothing for about 3 hours before bed. All of these can help and remember that it will end and will all be worth it when you are holding that beautiful baby. ...Read more

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Light brown/yellowish stool for week or so, indigestion, pain in lower stomach, nausea, pain in sides, have acid reflux, been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) frequently, some pain in upper & lower back, pain in neck.

Light brown/yellowish stool for week or so, indigestion, pain in lower stomach, nausea, pain in sides, have acid reflux, been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) frequently, some pain in upper & lower back, pain in neck.

Need to be examined: Sounds like you have several problems and I doubt they are all related. I could give you a list of all the possible causes of any of your complaints but it won't be helpful. A physician would listen to your complaints, take a history of past medical problems and ask you numerous pointed questions to point towards a diagnosis. He would then examen you. All of which we cannot do here on HT. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago after big meal felt nauseas. Has continued since so took antacids. Still feel symptoms. Alcohol makes it worse the following day.

3 weeks ago after big meal felt nauseas. Has continued since so took antacids. Still feel symptoms. Alcohol makes it worse the following day.

Are you overweight?: Is your alcohol intake excessive? I would encourage you to see your physician for an accurate diagnosis ; treatment plan. ...Read more

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Acid reflux symptoms worsening along with consistent nausea and burning, antacids do not help. What could this be?

Acid reflux symptoms worsening along with consistent nausea and burning, antacids do not help. What could this be?

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease can cause acidic stomach contents to come back up into your mouth-- especially when lying down or after getting up from lying down. This can occur after eating large meal or related to sudden weight gain. If severe please see md. There are stronger medications to reduce the amount of acid- rather than just neutralize acid with antacids... ...Read more

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