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I am pregnant and I am very constipated will tums help?

I am pregnant and I am very constipated will tums help?

Tums: Works as an antacid. So I don't think it will help with constipation. Eat foods rich in fiber. Stay physically active and drink lots of water. (: ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Am I pregnant? Unprotected sex 2 months ago. Had 2 periods, neg. Tests been having digestion issues constipation, diarrrhea, burning tum & never hungry

Am I pregnant? Unprotected sex 2 months ago. Had 2 periods, neg. Tests been having digestion issues constipation, diarrrhea, burning tum & never hungry

Probably not: If you've had 2 negative tests there are probably other reasons why you feel this way. Just being nervous and anxious can throw your cycle off and cause digestion issues. I'd say follow up with your doctor soon ...Read more

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My father in law is having diarrhea n constipation after chemo on Friday is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) he has cll?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Hi, I don't think there is any interaction between Chemo medication and Tums, (calcium carbonate) so it's ok. ...Read more

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I have stomach spasms at night only when im trying to sleep. Also for 3 months I have bad gas/acid. Tums (calcium carbonate) works for a bit, docs say constipation? Why?

I have stomach spasms at night only when im trying to sleep. Also for 3 months I have bad gas/acid. Tums (calcium carbonate) works for a bit, docs say constipation? Why?

Check with doctor: It seems gastric or stomach related. Sometimes the mileu of the stomach gets out of whack. A liitle bacteria here a litlte hyperacidity there. A GI doctor could probably pin it down. Try it. ...Read more

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Persistent constipation after taking prescription antacids. Remained long after quitting. What's the cure?

Persistent constipation after taking prescription antacids. Remained long after quitting. What's the cure?

Laxative foods/bev: Calcium carbonate is an ingredient in many antacids. Aluminum also does the same. Magnesium is more of a laxative and that is why many liquid laxatives mix aluminum and magnesium to balance the constipation/diarrhea effects of both. Stick to adding more fruits, veggies, juices, water to enhance softer bowel movements. If you do fiber-fill up with more fluids1. ...Read more

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Got constipated taking too much calcium carbonate, took prune juice and castor oil, feeling somewhat better, how long will my abdomen be bloated?

Got constipated taking too much calcium carbonate, took prune juice and castor oil, feeling somewhat better, how long will my abdomen be bloated?

Calcium: Calcium tends to constipate people and thus I usually advise people to take magnesium to counteract this effect along with vit D3 to help absorb the calcium. You will likely be bloated as long as you remain constipated. Question is why did you start taking calcium in the first place. If that was for heartburn, reflux may be a cause for bloating as well. ...Read more

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Can antacid cause constipation?

Antacids that: Contain aluminum or calcium may have consipation as a side effect. ...Read more

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Is there an antacid that does not cause constipation?

Magnesium Hydroxide: Magnesium hydroxide (mylanta) causes diarrhea in some and does not cause constipation. ...Read more

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Have dull pain in upper abdomen that feels like bloating but it's lasted for 3 days. Fairly persistent. Antacid does not help and not constipated.?

Have dull pain in upper abdomen that feels like bloating but it's lasted for 3 days. Fairly persistent. Antacid does not help and not constipated.?

Exam: An thorough history and examination might help establish your diagnosis. It sounds like your use of antacids doesn't help and makes the diagnosis of gastritis less likely. See your doctor for further assessment and work up. ...Read more

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How do 'tums' work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid. ...Read more

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Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) the same?

No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker. ...Read more

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Is Tums the same as pepcid (famotidine)?

Tums/Pepcid: Pepcid (famotidine) is a histamine h2 receptor antagonist it inhibits stomach acid & is used for ulcers & gerd. Tums is an antacid made of sucrose & calcium carbonate, used for indigestion & heartburn. ...Read more

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Can I take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can I take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other. ...Read more

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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) with tums?

Wait an hour or so: Prevacid (lansoprazole) needs acid stimulus about an hour after ingestion to best be activated. A meal would be the ideal. Take the Tums after that. ...Read more

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Can Tums be taken with prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Yes: These two together can effectively provide short and longer time relief of stomach acidity and gerd. They do not interfere with the activity of each other. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg and tums?

Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together. ...Read more

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Can you take Tums and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Can you take Tums and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Yes: You can use Tums to clam the stomach from acid an zofran (ondansetron) for nausea. The calcium in Tums is a problem for other drugs that interact with it and prevent absorption. ...Read more

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If you take Nexium (esomeprazole) can you also take tums?

If you take Nexium (esomeprazole) can you also take tums?

Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together. ...Read more

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Can nexium be taken 2-3 hours after taking Tums (antacid)?

Can nexium be taken 2-3 hours after taking Tums (antacid)?

Yes: Nexium and tums are 2 different medications. Perhaps it would be best for you to take Nexium before, and tums later if the problem persists.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ok to take a tums 4 hrs after taking Pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Yes: Yes it is safe. There is no impact on the therapeutic effects of Pepcid (famotidine) AC if tums is taken 4 hours after. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Tums with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes, you can: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It stops your stomach from producing so much acid. H2 Blocker, Tums also reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. No interaction and safe to use. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Tums if you take prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Yes: If you find that you need Tums in addition to the prevacid, (lansoprazole) you probably need to talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose or changing you to another medicine that better controls your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any known interactions between celexa (citalopram) and anti acids such as tums?

Are there any known interactions between celexa (citalopram) and anti acids such as tums?

No: After looking on epocrates, no interactions are noted between Tums and celexa (citalopram). For complete safety, always check with the pharmacist when a new medicine is added, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more

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If I take 2 or more tums before bed, my urine the next morning is cloudy. If I take them during the day, urine isn’t cloudy. Why?

If I take 2 or more tums before bed, my urine the next morning is cloudy. If I take them during the day, urine isn’t cloudy. Why?

Concentrated urine: During the night the urine produced is often more concentrated and sits in the bladder longer. Concentrated urine may precipitate minerals, which can make it cloudy. ...Read more

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Hello I am really worried as I keep snapping at my boyfriend and its not like I no I am doing it and its everyday. And I keep getting pains in my tum?

Hello I am really worried as I keep snapping at my boyfriend and its not like I no I am doing it and its everyday. And I keep getting pains in my tum?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Can you take antacids/tums with suboxone?

Can you take antacids/tums with suboxone?

You may: You may take antacids with your medication. It would be prudent to inform your doctor of all the medications, including over the counter and herbals that you take, preferably before taking those.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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What to do if your 7 year old child ate antacids (about 10 tums)?

Not likely toxic: A good number to keep at hand is the national poison control number : 1-800-222-1222
the above ingestion is unlikely to bother a 7yo, but you can get specific guidance by talking with the poison control center staff. Do not induce vomiting. ...Read more

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I just ate 12 tums. Should I be worried? I'm 23, and weigh 200 pounds.

I just ate 12 tums. Should I be worried? I'm 23, and weigh 200 pounds.

No worry: ! 2 tums will pass. Drink plenty of water. How tall are you? Unless you are more than 6 feet tall, you are probably overweight. The sooner you address your weight issue the better, You need to reduce your intake of food and increase physical activity - easier said than done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. John Fordtran
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