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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
Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read more
I have been taking Tums for heartburn for the past week reached limit today what can I take instead? I have been taking these for just about a week. I am currently pregnant and just need something to hold me over till monday. I am worried because the acid
Having localized pain in waves in left flank, not intensen but still painful, tired, taking tums, every night to stop acid reflux? Is this the cause? When should I consider the ER
Heartburn and pregnancy what is the strongest thing you can take! I have been taking Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) and its not helping!?
Is there any harm in taking Tums (calcium carbonate) that expired 4 years ago? I have really bad indigestion so I took 2. Didn't realize they expired in 2010
No harm: No harm in taking expired tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
I've had indigestion for 5 days - right under my rib cage. Taking Tums& Zantac (ranitidine) and not helping much. It is worse at night-never had this before. Help?
Jeremy, to save space, do this:
1.avoid all spicey or acidic foods ~ curry, pineapples, breyani, etc. AVOID ALCHOLOL
2. elevate the head of your bed about an inch both sides to reduce REFLUX
3. TAKE ANY ANTACID ~ ABOUT 20 - 3O ML/3 X A DAY PREF BEFORE MEALS
4. eat slowly and chew well,
change to PRILOSEC OTC as directed
5 if no better in 1 month make an appt to see gastroenterologist for endoscopy ...Read more
Is pantoprazole good for hangovers? Sometimes taking Tums (calcium carbonate) ain't enough to settle my stomach. D:
No: Pantoprazole and other proton-pump inhibitors will not treat hangovers. Tums (calcium carbonate) is also not good for hangovers but does help a little with the nausea associated with hangovers. The best treatment for hangovers is not to get so drunk in the first place and to drink clear non-sugary fluids, proteins, and b vitamins to help with symptoms. Time is the only cure. ...Read more
Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.
Will taking Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) 150 with Advil help prevent stomach irritation/upset caused by Advil?
PPI is better: Over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) can protect the stomach from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil (ibuprofen)/Aleve (naproxen). H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine)/Pepcid (famotidine) at double dose are less effective, & protect only the duodenum, not the stomach. Antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) are inadequate for this purpose. ...Read more
For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)
Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than
You can do following
Do not drink or smoke
Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches
Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok
Besides that avoid cirus fruits, mint, tomatoes, big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more
I've had stomach pains and heartburn and have been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) to help but it hasn't helped and have also developed a headache and have no appetite.
Stomach/heart burn: Tums (calcium carbonate) may not be sufficient for pain, need to avoid certain food, such as tomatoes, greasy food, soft drinks, spicy food, etc., avoid smoking, over the counter omeprazole, cimetidine, lanzoprazole may help. It is not clear if the headache is related to the stomach pain, but may need to see doctor if pain worsens after making some dietary changes and tried the above meds ...Read more
Nausea when eating certain foods. Feels like grease being poured into my stomach. No other symptoms. Taking tums with very little relief. GERD or Gastritis? Also get discomfort between shoulder blade. Gallbladder been ruled out.
I have a lot of built of gas I've been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) and some fiber powder was helping a little but still feel gas in my chest so I just took a enema went to the bath room and seen a little bood in my stool still have gas?
What could cause the need to pass stools right after eating? I've been passing twice a day loose pale sticky stools... EGD and Colonoscopy didn't find anything but a mild inflammation in my stomach. I've been taking tums and Prilosec for about a week du
22 weeks pregnant have had bad heartburn for many weeks now. My throat burns when I eat spicy or acidic food. Been taking tums/zantac but not working?
Reflux & pregnancy.: Heartburn is expected during pregnancy. It's a factor of the upwards pressure upon the stomach by the growing baby, as well as the effect of progesterone in relaxing the valve between the esophagus and stomach. Unfortunately, many medications are not approved for safe use during pregnancy. Try eating smaller meals more frequently to get in your needed calories, and don't eat too late at night. ...Read more
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
Last night my heart burn was so bad I ended up taking 8 tums (calcium carbonate). Today I feel nauseous and my stomach feels hard and hurts. Is this normal?
What problems can arise from taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) when I was drunk last night?
That's fine: Wouldn't worry. But watch the drinking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) during pregnancy cause aging of the placenta, or calcify the placenta?
No: Not that I know of. Granted there is calcium in Tums, but a lot of women take calcium in pregnancy and, for the most part, your kidneys are going to filter out and pee out, excess calcium. Having said that, it's always possible to overdose on any medication, so I would not take more than is recommended. If Tums isn't helping your gastric reflux, then consider taking Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid. ...Read more