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How long will calcium from Tums (calcium carbonate) stay in the blood and therefore affect blood tests? How long before having calcium levels tested should I not use Tums (calcium carbonate)
24 hours: Twenty four hours provided kidneys are healthy and adequate water intake. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Tums is safe for a pregnant woman at 23 weeks. It may be taken occasionally when you feel heartburn. If you stay within the recommended the Recommended Daily Intake of calcium for pregnant women, you will be in good shape - that comes to no more than 12 and a half tablets of Tums (calcium carbonate) a day, assuming your tablets are 500 mg each. (Confirm your strength.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to use pantaprazole when on B12 therapy? or it is better to use tums (calcium carbonate)? for acidity. servere acidity with eye burning, legs pain..etc
OK short term but...: Proton pump inhibitors reduce B12 absorption. I feel they are unsafe for anyone to use for more than a few months. For alternatives that can cure acidity see http://tinyurl.com/3pc8h8u Most with hypothyroidism benefit from T3 (liothyronine). See http://tinyurl.com/3anzhhg and http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/t4-only-meds-dont-work/ A holistic/integrative MD can help with these issues. ...Read more
Is it safe to have sex before the 6 weeks post par tum are up? My boyfriend and i would like to become intimate after having our son less than 2 weeks ago, we intend to use condoms to avoid another pregnancy. Is it safe?
Think about it: A baby has a head the size of a big grapefruit. It passed through your cervix which (size of a big olive) by tearing it.(think a great big smile) Or it was pulled out of a C-section hole the same size. Your tissues need time to heal from such tearing. Depending on the nature of your sexual activity you may place that healing at risk. Following your docs guidelines is prudent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)
What can I use to help me with my horrible acid reflux? I try Tums (calcium carbonate) and all the over-the-counter stuff! i need help bc i'm tired of throwing up acid!
Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?
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
Max dose for Tums 1000mg is 7 tabs per day for not more than 2 weeks at max.Is it ok if one takes it for months or years but just 1 to 2 tabs per day?
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
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
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
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