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Tums For Upset Stomach
Can I take Tums for upset stomach even though I havnt seen dr for follow up after treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose this past tuesday night?
It shouldn't: If taken as directed, there should be no problem.
Yes: It neutralizes excess acid in your stomach. If you need it frequently, however, see your doctor.
Can I give my 2 (almost 3) yo Adult Extra Strength Tums (750 Ca Carbonate) for upset stomach/gas pain? If so, what dosage is acceptable (28lbs)?
Do not use: Do not use Adult Extra Strength Tums in a preschooler. There is a children's version of Tums- dosage for this age is 1/2 chewable tab maximum 2 tabs in 24 hours.
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.
How do you cure an upset stomach, when you don't have any tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids etc., are there home remedies that work?
More specific please: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location (s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60?
Would it be acceptable to eat Tums (calcium carbonate) if you don't have heartburn or upset stomach?
No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.
I've been having upper stomach pain with gas since last summer. I've tried tums 1000mg, Pepto, Maloox, Pepcid, omeprezole. It feels like my stomach is in a vise. (Sever cramp) Gastro says its dyspepsia and that he can't do anything. He says the pain is fr
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What can you take for gas/bloating/upset stomach that doesn't have a lot of sodium like an antacid (alka seltzer etc) for those w/ kidney disease?
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.
Tums Chewables: Can be taken with or without food. So that is ok.
Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid). Dairy products contain calcium that revs up acid.See 1 more doctor answer
Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
I ate some questionable food. My stomach hurts now. What could it be? Would Tums (calcium carbonate) help?
Stomach indigestion: You may have indigestion or acid reflux or a food allergy or early food poising symptoms from what you ate. You can always try tums, zantac, (ranitidine) Prilosec or any other over the counter acid reflux medications which could be helpful. If you notice this recurring with a pattern you should talk to your doctor.
I took nexicum this morning and I was fine. Now my stomach hurts a little can I take tums (calcium carbonate)?
Stomach pain: Yes you can take Tums with Nexium (esomeprazole). Make sure you are taking your Nexium (esomeprazole) as prescribed which would be daily not just as needed. If you have persistent pain despite Nexium (esomeprazole) you should follow up with whoever prescribed it. If this is just occasional discomfort then it is fine to take tums.