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Dr. Al Hegab
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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How long will it take Tums (calcium carbonate) to make an upset stomach go away?

How long will it take Tums (calcium carbonate) to make an upset stomach go away?

Pretty quick: If an antacid is going to work it will work almost immediately. If it doesn't work in the first hour or two, chances are that it won't. ...Read more

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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

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

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

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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Can you take Tums while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Tums are calcium which does not interfere with coumadin (warfarin). ...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 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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Ok to take a tums 4 hrs after taking Pepcid (famotidine) ac?

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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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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Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Best not to: How long expired? If a day or 2 ok but should get new tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) everyday?

Be careful: If you are taking it for acid reflux, there are better options such as proton pump inhibitors. Regular use of TUMs (calcium carbonate) can lead to high levels of calcium which can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 1-2 TUMS (calcium carbonate) everyday for acidity?

Is it ok to take 1-2 TUMS (calcium carbonate) everyday for acidity?

Yes, for mild: heartburn. But if not improved , see an internists for diagnostics. ...Read more

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Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you feel nauseous?

Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) if you feel nauseous?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) has indications for indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. However- some people report improvement of nausea with TUMS. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

What R U treating?: If for GERD, there are far better choices. If for treatment of osteopenia, there are far better choices here too. Excessive calcium intake may backfire--hyperacidity, kidney stones, more (see Dr. Heidi Fowler's excellent HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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

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Is it safe to take tums and 20 mg of pepcid (famotidine) together?

Yes: Both medications are very safe if used for less than two weeks. No interactions.

Discuss with your doc if you need it for more than two weeks. And consider to decrease stress by taking a vacation.

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Dr. John Fordtran
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

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