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Is there a such thing as overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) chewables?

Is there a such thing as overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) chewables?

Seek medical help: Tums is calcium carbonate. Too much in the system can lead to digestive irritations, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, irregular heartbeat, confusion, depression, even coma. Treatment is activated charcoal, or gastric lavage. ...Read more

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Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in tums® does contain negligible amounts of aluminum, measured as parts per million (ppm), ranging approximately from 100 to 500 ppm. ...Read more

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Eating too much Tums (calcium carbonate) does what?

Eating too much Tums (calcium carbonate) does what?

Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary muscle twitching & cardiac arrhythmia. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a rock in my throat..... Tums (calcium carbonate)?

I feel like I have a rock in my throat..... Tums (calcium carbonate)?

Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency. ...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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I took too many Tums (calcium carbonate) now what?

I took too many Tums (calcium carbonate) now what?

Not a problem: Your body will effectively deal with the extra calcium and antiacid character of more Tums (calcium carbonate) than the usual dose. This is not dangerous. ...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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What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary muscle twitching & cardiac arrhythmia. Serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use) could include rebound hyperacidity, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What's an alternative choice to tums (calcium carbonate)?

Many: There are many alternatives such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, prilosec, prevacid. If you require theses meds chronically you should speak to your doctor or see a GI doc. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Nothing really: Tums is calcium carbonate. Eating too many once is probably fine, but how many is too many? I would not chronically ingest "too many" as this can lead to medical problems. If youre having symptoms you probably should be on another medication and see your gi doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat Tums (calcium carbonate) on a daily basis?

No but....: Tums (calcium carbonate) is calcium and can often be used to supplement calcium intake for people who are at risk for thin bones. However, if you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) daily for heartburn or indigestion or some other symptom that you are treating, then you could be masking a more serious problem and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt you in any way?

Can overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt you in any way?

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

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

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 okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Is it okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Please don't eat: medications for fun. There can be serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use or taking too much) such as rebound hyperacidity, constipation, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What to do if i eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

How many?: 1 or 2 a day should be okay. If you use too much of it for too long you can run into internal complications. ...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 u take 40 mg and maylacan drops and tums (calcium carbonate) together ?

Can u take 40 mg and maylacan drops and tums (calcium carbonate) together ?

??: could you repeat the question? The medication you were asking about is not in the question. We'll be happy to try to answer it once you repeat it. ...Read more

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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gout?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gout?

Gout: Tums (calcium carbonate) are not usually used to treat gout. Try cherry juice as an alternative. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Not usually.: But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodium, (loperamide) is a effective medication for diarrhea that is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Have you taken: An overdose or are you considering that option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255).Please be seen at the nearest emergency room for suicidal thoughts. Psychiatric follow up is also very important. Take care. ...Read more

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Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) seriously?

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

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Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

No: The active ingredient of Tums (calcium carbonate) is Calcium Carbonate. The active ingredient of Pepto- Bismol is Bismuth Subsalicylate. Indications for Tums (calcium carbonate) is Tums (calcium carbonate) indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol is indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea & upset stomach. ...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 Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gas?

Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid". ...Read more

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