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Is it true antacids are worthless calcium supplements?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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