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How Long Does Tums Take To Kick In
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Can you take tums (calcium carbonate) w/ prilosec. I just started the prilosec and need something to help w/ the heart burn until the prilosec kicks in.
Yes: It is often done until Prilosec starts to kick in which can take up to 3 days. ...Read more
Can my 7 year old take adult tums (calcium carbonate)? He is complaining of burning in the back of his throat. The problem is out of nowhere. Not long term
May be strep?: If your son likes honey, give him one or two teaspoons to chew and swallow slowly - his scratchy throat may go away in a day. However if his throat is bright red with swollen tonsils, a strep throat screen will help to identify a very contagious condition that will keep him out of school. In the mean time, make sure he doesn't drink after any one else or others drink out of the same glass as he ...Read more
Max dose for Tums 1000mg is 7 tabs per day for not more than 2 weeks at max.Is it ok if one takes it for months or years but just 1 to 2 tabs per day?
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.
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Yes: There won't be any interaction between the two. ...Read more
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?
Possibly: Taking in too much Tums (calcium carbonate) can greatly increase your serum calcium levels which can be dangerous. Make sure you discuss with your doctor some other options of acid suppression if that is the case. ...Read more
Yes: Tums will not affect the effectiveness yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). ...Read more
Careful: Not if your taking it under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
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