Top
30
Doctor insights on: Tums Good Calcium Supplement

Share
1

1
Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
2,061 doctors shared insights

Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


2

2
What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums (calcium carbonate)?

Coronary calcificati: Too much calcium contributes to coronary calcifications and kidney stones. Calcium is best obtained from dairy not from supplements. Only 300mg can be absorbed at once, 8oz milk. Larger doses are not absorbed but wasted . Calcium carb should be taken eith food! ...Read more

3

3
I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok. ...Read more

4

4
Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more

5

5
What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. ...Read more

6

6
Which is a better calcium supplement: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Why?

Calcium: Not much to choose from.
Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one you think is best for you. Try focusing on the less expensive end. ...Read more

7

7
Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand)(taking both on same day)?PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)

Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand)(taking both on same day)?PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like  Tums (calcium carbonate)

Yes: Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr.
There could be more than meets the eye.
But in short, yes you can take both ...Read more

8

8
If you are getting blood tests to check vitamin levels, and it says "no supplements 24 hours", can you still have Tums (calcium carbonate) if not checking calcium levels?

I guess so: Blood vitamin levels can be very deceptive. You can have normal levels and still be deficient because it is the vitramin content within cells that really counts. Vitamin therapy and basic understanding of its uses is largely in the hands of doctors that practice complementary alternative medicine. Homeopathists, naturopath doctors and cheiropracters are often knowledgeable in this field. ...Read more

9

9
Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Yes and No: Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin-d. But milk also has saturated fat in it, which is harmful. So drink mild but not regular one, use low fat milk especially if you are overweight(but you can drink regular milk if your are skinny). ...Read more

10

10
I took calcium supplement so calcium oxalate urates coming in urine. Any good calcium supplement that don't cause it?

I took calcium supplement so calcium oxalate urates coming in urine. Any good calcium supplement that don't cause it?

Get Evaluated: Hi. Was that your first stone? Any family history of stones? It's always worth checking a blood calcium and PTH, urine pH, and a 24-hour urine for calcium & oxalate, and any other tests indicated. Women I know who've had a vaginal birth and passed a stone say they'd take the vaginal birth over the stone any day. If you find something treatable your future might be more comfortable! ;-)
Good luck ...Read more

11

11
Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Depends: It depends on the reason why you are taking the calcium replacement. If you don't have bone problems (osteopenia/osteoporosis) or hypoparathyroidism (chronically low calcium on blood test) then you don't need to take calcium supplement and should get it from food such as dairy products. If you have the above conditions, then calcium suplements (at the recommended dose) + food are perfectly safe. ...Read more

12

12
Is it true antacids are worthless calcium supplements?

Is it true antacids are worthless calcium supplements?

Not true.: If you use calcium-containing antacids (like tums), you will get a good supply of calcium in addition to antacid effect. Other antacids (magnesium-containing, or so-called acid blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac) do not give you any calcium. ...Read more

13

13
Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Not necessarily: I have understood that it is perfectly ok to use Tums for instance as a calcium supplement-- it comes in different strengths, including a 750 and 1000 mg strength ( of calcium carbonate). What i had read was that your body cannot deal with more than about 500mg at a time anyway so i'm not sure the strength actually matters. It's important to take the calcium with meals several times daily. ...Read more

14

14
Is taking CALCIUM CARBONATE supplement contributory to kidney stone formation?

Is taking CALCIUM CARBONATE supplement contributory to kidney stone formation?

Definitely, yes: It is well documented that Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone disease, if the daily dose is over 2,000mg/day. ...Read more

15

15
Hello - I take Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) daily. May I take a magnesium oxide/zinc sulfate/calcium carbonate supplement?

Yes you may: You should be just fine taking your supplements, but please consider taking them at night. This would help prevent any changes in the absorption of your ADHD medications. ...Read more

16

16
Do men need calcium supplement?

Do men need calcium supplement?

Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men who has osteoporosis or osteopenia, calcium supplementation + vitamin d is appropriate and recommended. ...Read more

17

17
What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...Read more

18

18
Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Citrate vs carbonate: Calcium carbonate is less expensive and it can be also used for acidic heart burn. Calcium citrate adsorbs faster and easier, it doesn't cause constipation as likely as carbonate does. ...Read more

19

19
Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

20

20
Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more

21

21
Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

22

22
How many calories are in a calcium supplement?

How many calories are in a calcium supplement?

Most have 0 calories: Most tablets (oscal, citracal) have no calories.
Soft chewable froms will typically have a few calories. For examplem, viactiv milk chocolate soft chews have 20 calories. ...Read more

23

23
Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

No: No, the teeth by age 20 are completely formed. Unlike bone ,teeth are not constantly changing. You can make the outer surface of the enamel more resistant to cavities by using flouride. ...Read more

24

24
Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Yes can take: It ihas been concluded that prednison
ldp has a negative eff€ects on bone metabolism, since bone formation decrease while bone resorption remained--
unchanged or decreased slightly. The increase in PTH during ldp could be prevented by Calcitriol combined with calcium
supplementation. ...Read more

25

25
Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

Probably not: There are no known interactions between simethicone and calcium supplements.Calcium, on the other hand, does interact with a number of drugs. Always check with your pharmacist before taking any medications with calcium supplements. (hope you're taking vitamin d with your calcium). ...Read more

26

26
Are calcium supplement and candies effective to build strong bones?

Are calcium supplement and candies effective to build strong bones?

Only calcium: A growing child needs calcium, phosphorus and vitamin d to buiold strong bones. Candy causes cavities in teeth. ...Read more

27

27
Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

29

29
I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
476 doctors shared insights

Antacid (Definition)

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


Dr. John Fordtran
357 doctors shared insights

Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more