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I ate a bunch of Tums (calcium carbonate) thinking they were candy. Will I get sick?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Tums has calcium and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).
The excess calcium might make you constipated. Your body can adjust its pH to compensate for the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).

In brief: Probably not

Tums has calcium and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).
The excess calcium might make you constipated. Your body can adjust its pH to compensate for the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

'the amount of Tums (calcium carbonate) you would have to eat to event cause GI upset is staggering, let along causing any systemic illness.
Dont worry about this ingestion you have made.

In brief: No

'the amount of Tums (calcium carbonate) you would have to eat to event cause GI upset is staggering, let along causing any systemic illness.
Dont worry about this ingestion you have made.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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