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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 you're having symptoms you probably should be on another medication and see your gi doctor. ...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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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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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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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?

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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Just about 27 weeks preg. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 75? I eat wayyy more than the recomended amout of Tums a day.

Just about 27 weeks preg. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 75? I eat wayyy more than the recomended amout of Tums a day.

GERD Reflux: Use of zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec are fine during pregnancy. You may find better control of symptoms by routinely using these medications rather than waiting for symptoms to occur. If over the counter medications do not address your symptoms, there are also several reflux medications that can be prescribed as well. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more

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I don't have an appetite. I hardly eat one meal for the day, what do I do. I had surgery on my asophagus 20 years ago and take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) now because of asid reflux. I just don't feel like eating what do I do.

See a doctor: This is a bit of a complex problem for a short answer. I would start by seeing a primary care provider. May need referral to a GI doc or surgeon with experience in esophageal diseases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

Eat much?: Patient with hiatal hernia and reflux do not have a problem with how much they eat as much as what they eat. Yes, we do advise patient to eat multiple small meal to facilitate the digestion. More important is to avoid eating spicy, greasy, and rich creamy food, and food that might contain a lot of acid. The medication does not cure GERD, it is simply trying to control the chemical part, ...Read more

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The past 4 or 5 days I've been experiencing nausea and headaches when I eat. Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

The past 4 or 5 days I've been experiencing nausea and headaches when I eat. Tums and Zantac (ranitidine) don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

Nausea, headaches: There are many possibilities. You may have an infection or reaction to something you are using or substance you are taking or exposed to. Best to see your doctor for a check up about this problem. ...Read more

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Is heartburn a pregnancy symptom? Everytime I eat it attacks me. Bout 6 dys now, I take Tums (calcium carbonate) & it goes away until I eat doesn't matter the food I get it

Is heartburn a pregnancy symptom? Everytime I eat it attacks me. Bout 6 dys now, I take Tums (calcium carbonate) & it goes away until I eat doesn't matter the food I get it

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. See doc for heartburn. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?

Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?

Impossible to know: The wisest choice for sure. Pain away from central lower sternum less likely heart & tums (calcium carbonate) relief c/w reflux pain, yet can have multiple events simultaneously, can have angina without showing on blood tests, esp. EKG, & blood test signs (e.g. Troponin I) of heart muscle damage may not show for many hours. Best optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the primary drivers of arterial disease. ...Read more

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I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

Dysphagia: Are you taking those meds under a doctor's supervision? The otc versions should be limited to 2 weeks' use if not. You may have an anatomical problem instead of simple reflux. Please see a GI or ENT for a thorough evaluation- your esophagus needs to be examined, pronto! ...Read more

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Everything I eat = nausea. Have hiatal hernia. Had diarrhea, dehydrated, got IV fluids. Stomach hurts after eating. Took 1000mg Tums. Still pain. : (?

Everything I eat = nausea. Have hiatal hernia. Had diarrhea, dehydrated, got IV fluids. Stomach hurts after eating. Took 1000mg Tums. Still pain. : (?

Gastroenteritis: Following a viral intestinal tract infection with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, it isn't unusual to develop a type of irritable bowel pattern with cramping and abdominal bloating. Post eating abdominal distress may indicate some residual gastritis. Avoid harsh roughage, caffeine and spicy foods. Take mylanta after meals. See your MD if significant abdominal discomfort persists. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant have had bad heartburn for many weeks now. My throat burns when I eat spicy or acidic food. Been taking tums/zantac but not working?

22 weeks pregnant have had bad heartburn for many weeks now. My throat burns when I eat spicy or acidic food. Been taking tums/zantac but not working?

Reflux & pregnancy.: Heartburn is expected during pregnancy. It's a factor of the upwards pressure upon the stomach by the growing baby, as well as the effect of progesterone in relaxing the valve between the esophagus and stomach. Unfortunately, many medications are not approved for safe use during pregnancy. Try eating smaller meals more frequently to get in your needed calories, and don't eat too late at night. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When I eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

Last night I woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When I eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

See a GI doctor: Use of agents which reduce acid production in the upper GI tract may be necessary, but first you need to be examined to make sure there is no other manageable cause for these symptoms. Go see someone and get this worked out soon. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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.
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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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