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I have stomach pain, when I take Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid that helps the pain but I get severe diarrhea?
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Dr. Dustin Cupp
Family Medicine
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In brief: Try
Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid instead.
.. If no improvement with that, try Prilosec otc and see your doctor to be sure something more serious isn't the cause... Tums usually causes more constipation than diarrhea, so if that persists, see you doctor to be sure your gallbladder or other potential abdominal problems are not to blame.

In brief: Try
Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid instead.
.. If no improvement with that, try Prilosec otc and see your doctor to be sure something more serious isn't the cause... Tums usually causes more constipation than diarrhea, so if that persists, see you doctor to be sure your gallbladder or other potential abdominal problems are not to blame.
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