Is there aluminum in tums (calcium carbonate)?

See below please. Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in tums® does contain negligible amounts of aluminum, measured as parts per million (ppm), ranging approximately from 100 to 500 ppm.

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Not usually. But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodium, (loperamide) is a effective medication for diarrhea that is over-the-counter. Read more...

Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Go to ER. What do you mean by an overdose? How many tablets? Tums are calcium carbonate and a significant overdose can be fatal. If know or anyone you know has done this, get you or them to the er now. Read more...
Have you taken. An overdose or are you considering that option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255).Please be seen at the nearest emergency room for suicidal thoughts. Psychiatric follow up is also very important. Take care. Read more...

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...