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How many Tums can I take at once?
Adults and children over the age of 12 should chew and swallow 1-2 tablets as symptoms occur, or as directed by a doctor. If you are currently taking a narcotic pain medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should stop.
Do not use this product if: you have liver or kidney disease, are pregnant or breast-feeding, taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, have an allergy to any of the ingredients or any other medical condition; or are allergic to propylene glycol, glycerin, toluene, parabens, triclosan, methylparaben, and/or fragrance. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Are Tums OK to eat everyday?
Administering antacids is an effective way to treat indigestion. They aren’t meant for long-term daily use. If you’re looking for a quick fix, you can take a few drops of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) with a glass of water before you eat. This will help you feel better quickly, but it won’t treat the underlying cause of the problem.
What happens if I eat more than 4 Tums?
If you take too much or take them for too long, you could get an overdose of calcium. nausea can be caused by too much calcium. nausea. vomiting. diarrhea. constipation. abdominal pain. dizziness. fainting. weakness or numbness in your hands, feet, arms, or legs. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away or go to the nearest emergency room or get emergency treatment.
Do not drive or do anything that requires you to be alert until you know how to stop taking the medicine. This medicine can pass into your breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking this medicine, even if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects or other health problems.
Talk with the doctor before you start or stop using any other medicines, including vitamins and herbal supplements, that you may be taking. These medicines may interact with each other, causing serious side effects or death. Tell all of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any you change to make sure they are safe and effective for you.
Can I drink water after taking Tums?
After taking this medication, drink a glass of water. After meals and at night, antacids are usually taken by your doctor. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you. Do not drink alcohol or use other drugs while you are taking it.
This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. You may need to use extra care in driving or operating machinery. Be careful if you have a medical condition that may affect your ability to drive safely.
Is there a downside to Tums?
Tums may have mild side effects like constipation and gas. You may be at a higher risk of some of the side-effects if you have certain health conditions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tumors in your breast milk can cause serious problems for your baby, so it’s important to tell your health care provider right away if you’re pregnant, nursing or plan to become pregnant in the near future. Your baby may need to be closely monitored during treatment.
It’s also a good idea to talk with your healthcare provider about any other medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the side effects of taking Tums every day?
If taken as directed, antacid tablets can provide fast, short-term relief and do not have long-term harmful side effects. If you have high levels of calcium carbonate in the body, follow the recommended dosages. Calcium chloride, also known as calcium hydroxide, is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many foods and beverages. It is also found naturally in some medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others.
In addition, calcium chloride can be found as a byproduct of the manufacturing process of many pharmaceuticals, including some antibiotics, antacids, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antihistamines. If you are taking any of these products, it is important to check with your doctor to make sure that you have not taken too much of this mineral, or that your body is not absorbing it too quickly.
What happens if you take Tums on an empty stomach?
You can get up to three hours of relief with this. If you take an antacid on an empty stomach, it leaves you with too much acid in your stomach, which can only be mitigated for a short period of time. If you have a stomach ulcer, consult your doctor before taking this medication.