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I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tums (calcium carbonate)

Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok.

In brief: Tums (calcium carbonate)

Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Although antacids do not work the same way or as effectively as a prescription medication, Tums (calcium carbonate) can be of minor help while you get your prescription refilled.
Make sure you see your doctor to make sure your current regiment is working for you.

In brief: No

Although antacids do not work the same way or as effectively as a prescription medication, Tums (calcium carbonate) can be of minor help while you get your prescription refilled.
Make sure you see your doctor to make sure your current regiment is working for you.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

Calcium carbonate was the first type of antacid and is safe to take unless your blood calcium is elevated or you have a history of calcium kidney stones.

In brief: No.

Calcium carbonate was the first type of antacid and is safe to take unless your blood calcium is elevated or you have a history of calcium kidney stones.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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