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Is TUMs good for getting rid of indigestion or whatever this is?

Worth a try

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TUMS has bicarbonate which acutely neutralizes acid, but its effects only last 1-2 hours tops. You could certainly try it, but other than neutralizing acid, TUMS does not do much.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.e. 3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?

Not a problem

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Your body regulates the calcium level in your blood by absorbing or not absorbing what it needs, and by other mechanisms. It's far tougher than scare-monger internet sites would leave you to think. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Best wishes.
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Dr. Dan Lister answered:

How does tums help with acid indigestion?

Gets rid of the acid

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Tums helps with indigestion by neutralizing the acid in the stomach.
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What is more effective in easing indigestion: tums, pepto bismol or alka selzter?

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depends on what your "indigestion" is. Tums for GERD or heartburn or excess acid,Pepto for upset stomach or loose stools .
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Im 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, I'm using Tums but they aren't helping!!?

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Keep taking the Tums for calcium. Zantac is pregnancy category B so considered relatively safe during pregnancy. If Zantac helps, but not enough, you could try Prevacid 24-hr (OTC) which is also category B. Safety for either in breast feeding is unknown.
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Dr. Jay Yepuri answered:

Is there any harm in taking tums that expired 4 years ago? I have really bad indigestion so I took 2. Didn't realize they expired in 2010

No harm

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No harm in taking expired Tums.
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Do Tums cause indigestion due to lowering stomach pH ? Does this stop the release of enzymes in the small intestine b/c thechyme isn't acidic enough?

Not that way

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TUMS (calcium carbonate) act as antacid (for the acid already made), and will raise stomach pH. Small intestine is alkaline not acidic. TUMS can cause constipation (all calcium supps can), gassiness, bloat, Calcium carbonate can increase risk for kidney stones (calcium citrate won't-as much). Calcium also stimulates stomach to produce more acid
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Is it safe to take Tums for heartburn during pregnancy? Also is it true that Tums is actually good for the baby?

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Tums are safe and the calcium is good.
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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time i eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums no good.or zentac.

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you can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food
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Recently, I've been getting heartburn after almost every meal. I sometimes take tums. Is there any way I can help or control it?

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