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 contains both of those minerals) 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 used as a calcium sup...

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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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Antacids with no artificial sugars
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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...
Updated 8 minutes ago.
 
round 1 white pill or tablet with g173
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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!
Updated 2 months ago.
 
g171 large white pill
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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
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Other treatments for acid reflux
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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...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
large round white pill mint taste L 257
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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.
Updated 11 months ago.
 
Big Yellow Round Flat Pill With Upside Down V with a p Inside And 043 Underneath It
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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.
Updated 2 years ago.
 
flucloxacillin and heartburn remedys
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Can I take heartburn remedys with fluxocillin ## Hello, Tracey! How are you? You can, as long as your doctor approves, but you should stay away from anything that contains calcium, aluminum and etc. like Tums or Rolaids, since it can cause you to nor absorb all the antibiotic, which may reduce its efficacy. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 years ago.
 
Round green with Rp 103
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Round, nickel sized green color with RP letter stamped and 103 on it that is found in someone's clothes in the dryer of a family's member. Needs to identify to get an intervention as soon as possible if it is serious drug being used. Thank you. ## I can't find a listing for a tablet with this marking in any of our resources. Did this happen in the U.S.? It could be any one of a number of over the counter items or foreign medications and if it is, it may be hard to narrow down. ## Hi, I found out that RP 103 is actually a Walgreen's TUMS which is over the counter. I'm so relieved!!!!! Thanks everyone for your help. ## That quick to jump to an intervention! Wow ## You imbesil !!!! They are tums! ## Tums..... the are tropical flavor 1000mg TUMS!! ## Hi. No need for an i...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
half white pink with blue spots rectangular tablet
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I found HALF of a tablet while I was at work. It's would be the right side of the tablet and one side is pink and reads "time" in fancy lettwring and "57" underneath. The other side is white with blue speckles and reads "NUM" can anyone assist me on figuring out what this is? ## Hi Jessica, How's it going? Based on your description I found a couple close matches I wanted to share with you as potential possibilities. The first tablet I found is an oval shaped white pill with blue specks and has the word "TUMS" on one side; containing 500mgs of calcium carbonate (for treating symptoms of GERD and indigestion). The other tablet I came across is also an oval shaped white pill with blue specks... but has a fancy/cursive "V" on one side and ...
Updated 3 years ago.
 
imprint 043 with triangle
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I found a round flat pill thats a light green and one side is blank the other has a triangle with a circle in the muddle and 043 next to it its about the size of a tums my husband thinks its methadone I think its an antacid but don't know where bit came from ## Hello, Chris! How are you? And Congratulations! You're the winner of this one, it is an antacid! It's basically a generic or store brand of Tums, 500mg and there are actually 4 different colored tablets that carry this same marking…. green, pink, peach and yellow. Is there anything else I can help with? ## No that's all thanku so much! We have a little kid at home so I dont have to stress in case she comes across another one somewhere thanku I appreciate it!
Updated 3 years ago.
 

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
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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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