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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Antacid (Definition)

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

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)

Yes: This is far outside of the normal dosing range and is not recommended or studied at these doses. I would advise you to see your md to hone in further on the source of your severe heartburn. ...Read more

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How do 'tums' work?

How do 'tums' work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid. ...Read more

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Can you take antacids/tums with suboxone?

Can you take antacids/tums with suboxone?

You may: You may take antacids with your medication. It would be prudent to inform your doctor of all the medications, including over the counter and herbals that you take, preferably before taking those. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What to do if your 7 year old child ate antacids (about 10 tums)?

What to do if your 7 year old child ate antacids (about 10 tums)?

Not likely toxic: A good number to keep at hand is the national poison control number : 1-800-222-1222 the above ingestion is unlikely to bother a 7yo, but you can get specific guidance by talking with the poison control center staff. Do not induce vomiting. ...Read more

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I just ate 12 tums. Should I be worried? I'm 23, and weigh 200 pounds.

I just ate 12 tums. Should I be worried? I'm 23, and weigh 200 pounds.

No worry: !2 tums will pass. Drink plenty of water. How tall are you? Unless you are more than 6 feet tall, you are probably overweight. The sooner you address your weight issue the better, You need to reduce your intake of food and increase physical activity - easier said than done. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi, My 8 year old boy is passing stools way more often than he usually does, since over a week now. His stools are hard. Tum and bottom pain too. ?

Hi,  My 8 year old boy is passing stools way more often than he usually does, since over a week now. His stools are hard. Tum and bottom pain too. ?

Constipation will: require significant treatment to improve, especially if it has been ongoing for a while. Sometimes with chronic constipation, one can have incomplete impaction of stool such that there is some stool that passes "around" the point of impaction and you end up having bowel movements, but still constipated. Drink lots of water, take some stool softeners, and use digital or suppository rectal stim. ...Read more

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Had this pain in my tummy for 2 day now and its travelling around the side of my tummy and the first day I got the pain it was at the bottom of my tum?

Had this pain in my tummy for 2 day now and its travelling around the side of my tummy and the first day I got the pain it was at the bottom of my tum?

Exam needed: Two days of ongoing abdominal pain is concerning and should be evaluated by a physician. More description of your discomfort is needed but inflammation of appendix, gall bladder, pelvic organs,colon are possibilities. Your physician will examine you and then order appropriate tests needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Startd liquid diet 8 day ago lost 1 stone only ate bit of soup yday and wen i went to eat some soup 2day my tum hurt & i felt sick what's wrong with me?

Startd liquid diet 8 day ago lost 1 stone only ate bit of soup yday and wen i went to eat some soup 2day my tum hurt & i felt sick what's wrong with me?

It's temporary.: When you're on liquid diet, the stomach shrinks so when you eat any food , even soup which have some solid food, it expands the stomach and cause some discomfort. As you continue to eat more, the discomfort will go away. ...Read more

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Hello I am really worried as i keep snapping at my boyfriend and its not like i no I am doing it and its everyday.. And i keep getting pains in my tum?

Hello I am really worried as i keep snapping at my boyfriend and its not like i no I am doing it and its everyday.. And i keep getting pains in my tum?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can I stop the burning if tum's and Pepcid (famotidine) hasn't stopped it?

How can I stop the burning if tum's and Pepcid (famotidine) hasn't stopped it?

C MD: Find out what the problem is; could be esophagitis (inflamed foodpipe), stomach or duodennal inflammation or ulcer, or bigger problem. Antacids like maalox (aluminum/magnesium hydroxide), or peptobismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may help. Stronger meds loke Omeprazole (prilosec otc) may help. Don't use for more than 2 wks w/o seeing md to make sure not a serious problem. Cut out coffee, spicy food. ...Read more

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Is Tums the same as pepcid (famotidine)?

Tums/Pepcid: Pepcid (famotidine) is a histamine h2 receptor antagonist it inhibits stomach acid & is used for ulcers & gerd. Tums is an antacid made of sucrose & calcium carbonate, used for indigestion & heartburn. ...Read more

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Can i take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can i take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other. ...Read more

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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

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Tums (Definition)

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