Tums

Active Ingredient(s): Calcium Carbonate
Category: Heart Burn / Indigestion



Tums Overview

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rocks as the minerals calcite and aragonite (most notably as limestone, which is a type of sedimentary rock build mainly of calcite) and is the main component of pearls and the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime and is created when calcium ions in hard water react with carbonate ions to create limescale. It is medicinally...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_Carbonate

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Pill with ^

different color (pink and yellow) round flat pill (looks like Tums) has a ^ above a P and 043 below the P ## What is it? I am trying to find the name of it with only having looked at it... ## Watson Pharmaceuticals lists this as being a Cal-Gest tablet, which contains 500mgs of Calcium Carbonate, it is most commonly used to treat GERD, heart burn, ulcers, and gastritis. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dry mouth, flatulence, and funny taste in mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Round yellow pill RP 115

Need to know what this round yellow wafer is that has RP 115 on one side? Thank u. ## Hi Amanda, "RP" sounds like the abbreviation for a product from Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, as they label many of their tablets in this manner. If you have a moment, I'd recommend contacting them directly for more specific details at: rhodespharma.com/get-in-touch NOTE: There have also been other reports of a large, flat, greyish tablet with RP 115 that's reportedly an antacid similar to TUMS. Since yours is yellow and depicted differently, I can only hope these additional clues help narrow down some possibilities. Please post back if you come across any further information.

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round 1 white pill or tablet with g173

Found these in my daughters purse, two of them in a baggie that shows a piece of paper made in china, cant be correct wrapper but looks sort of like a over sized tums and tastes sort of minty. I licked the back to see if it tasted medicine like or what I got, minty/tingly ## This is a generic antacid like Tums. I got a roll of these when i was at the airport and had heart burn. They are minty and they do work. ## My research leads me to believe that Guardian Drug Company may be the manufacturer of these pills [hence the letter 'G'], seeing as they make OTC mint flavored Tums, Rolaids and Mylanta tablets. Source: Guardian Drug Company Product List Please note however, that I have not been able to locate a photograph for proof. Hope this helps! ## These G 173 tablets were in a bot...

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white round pill rp101

its equate antacid...the equivalent of tums ## This is correct, it contains 500mgs of Calcium Carbonate, it most commonly used as an antacid that is used to treat or prevent heartburn, ulcers, GERD, and Gastritis. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?

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g171 orange round tablet

Looks like a large tums, but not sure ## That's a generic Tums, 1000mg calcium carbonate, sold by CVS and other drug stores as the house brand. ## TC is correct. It is a generic for Tums. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and dry mouth. I have a bottle of them in our bathroom, since I suffer from GERD. Are there any questions?

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Antacids with no artificial sugars

I have nighttime acid reflux mostly. The ranitidine works to keep my acid lower but I get very vivid dreams. I try occasional Gaviscon but all these antacids with artificial sugars give me bad gas and are bad for you. They say tums and other antacids would taste too chalky w/o the sorbitol? Too much baking soda is bad for your kidneys... PPIs are generally bad for you. My head is elevated and I don't have any food or drinks for 3 hrs. before bed. Any ideas on a safe antacid for nighttime GERD? ## Hi Trish, Sorry to hear about your condition with GERD. My dad has a similar problem and also doesn't eat or drink a few hours before bedtime. He was also searching for an alternative and I found a natural product containing apple cider vinegar and raw manuka honey that solves his acidi...

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g171 large white pill

Looks like large TUM ## a friend found this pill in her car and is wanting to know what it is is concerned ## I have also found one of these pills. Can you let me know what state you live in, as we too are having a hard time identifying where this came from. Thanks!!! ## I live in Illinois ## I live in Missouri. These are from the Equate brand of Antacid Tablets that you can get at Walmart. ## I found one in my top drawer of my chest of drawers. Have NO idea who put it there ## The G171 is also the CVS generic brand of chewable antacid ## Costco anti acid pill similar to a tums g171 Kirkland brand

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Other treatments for acid reflux

Hi, I suffer with chronic heart burn and would like to know what else i could use. I've tried tums. I can eat a whole bottle and it doesn't help. I've also tried 150mg ranitidine which doesn't help. I've tried everything over the counter and it still doesn't seem to help. What else can i do to stop this heart burn? ## Hello, Stephanie! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Have you consulted your doctor? There are prescription products that you can try, as well as higher doses of some of the over the counter products, but only with your doctor's approval, according to FDA reports. What types of foods do you eat? Have you tried changing your diet? Drinking more water? Staying away from anything spicy and acidic? Sometimes only lifestyle changes will he...

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large round white pill mint taste L 257

I found a container with several of these, and I think they might be an antacid tablet, but not sure. They are large, mint flavored dissolve very quickly when moistened and have the ID number L 257. They are white and shaped like a TUMS.

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Big Yellow Round Flat Pill With Upside Down V with a p Inside And 043 Underneath It

Big Yellow Round Flat Pill With Upside Down V with a p Inside And 043 Underneath It, IT is flat with no imrpint on the other side....know what it is? ## I haven't been able to find an image to be certain, but I know that is an over the counter logo and there is a pill that meets this description that is called Cal-gest, which contains 500mgs of Caclium Carbonate, but unfortunately, they don't show the logo. Can anyone else confirm this? ## That's it. Generic tums. I have them at home. Several different pastel colors. ## Yes that is correct, generic Rolaid or Tum antacid. Mine was purchased at the Dollar Tree.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Calcium Carbonate
  • Capsule: 900mg
  • Solution: 667mg/5ml, eq 169mg calcium/5ml
  • Suspension: 400mg/5ml, 500mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 1.25g, 1250mg, 1500mg, 1g, 420mg, 500mg, 600mg, 650mg, 750mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 1000mg, 1250mg, 1g, 350mg, 400mg, 420mg, 500mg, 500mg + 200mg, 600mg, 750mg, 750mg + 300mg, 850mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Tums: (32 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0135-0070 Tums 500 mg (Calcium 200 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0071 Tums 500 mg (Calcium 200 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0074 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0076 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0118 Tums 1000 mg Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0140 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0154 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0178 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0180 Tums 1000 mg Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0181 Tums 1000 mg Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0228 Tums 1000 mg Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0243 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0244 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0245 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0246 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0456 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0469 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0482 Tums Dual Action (Calcium Carbonate 800 mg / Famotidine 10 mg / Magnesium Hydroxide 165 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Lp
  • 0135-0521 Tums E-x 750 mg (Calcium 300 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Heathcare Lp
  • 0135-0522 Tums 500 1250 mg (Calcium 500 mg) Chewable Tablet by Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Lp
  • 12 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Calcium Carbonate or a similar ingredient: (18 results)


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White, round, size of Tums
Has 44 on top and 332 on bottom. Can anyone identify for me? Thanks ## Unfortunately, I cannot find a listing anywhere f... 1 reply




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