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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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