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Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) seriously?

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...
Agree with Dr. Lewis. 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, constipation, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) Read more...

Any side effects to taking Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

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...

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...

I've had this squeezing pain in my heart for 24 hours now. I've taken Tums (calcium carbonate) and gasx, no help. It hurts to breathe, lay on left side too. Help?

Be evaluated. With these symptoms you should see a doctor today to exclude any life threatening causes. Read more...
See doc. The fact that your discomfort is positional and changes with respiration makes it unlikely to be a life threatening cardiac issue. A blood clot to the lungs (pulmonary embolus) and pericarditis need to be ruled out however. Read more...
. It could most probably be gastritis or costrocondritis (inflammation or ribs). But with you having pain on breathing and on lying onto your side, you better check with a physician to see if the pain is from heart. And you may also need an examination to confirm origin of pain. Read more...