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Is it okay to take tums everyday?

Yes, over-the-counter antacid pills (Tums or the generic alternative) aren’t harmful–they can help reduce acid in your stomach and help you feel better when you’ve encountered a meal that doesn’t agree with you. They also contain calcium, so that’s great too. But, too much antacid can have backfiring effects for health.

What medications interact with TUMS? Calcium can bind, or “chelate”, to many different medications, interfering with their absorption. Notable examples of drugs that Tums interact with are ciprofloxacin and levothyroxine. Fortunately, the calcium in Tums will not bind with Benadryl or affect absorption.

Can taking too many TUMS be dangerous? Too many Tums can cause stomach discomfort and constipation. It may also be used as a source of calcium to help prevent weak bones, or osteoporosis. Consuming too many Tums may cause a number of side effects, some of which are potentially life-threatening.

What happens to your body when you take TUMS? Eating too many Tums may irritate your digestive tract, causing nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and loss of appetite. Constipation is quite common with Tums. All antacids containing calcium tend to cause constipation, while antacids containing magnesium tend to produce diarrhea.

Interactions

Interactions

Products that may interact with this drug include:

  • Digoxin
  • Cellulose sodium phosphate
  • Certain phosphate binders (e.g., calcium acetate)

WarningsWarnings

  • For capsule products : Take with food.
  • For suspension, oral products : Shake well before using.
  • For tablet,chewable products : Chew this medication before swallowing.
  • For tablet,chewable products : May cause constipation. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how to treat or prevent constipation while using this medication.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?Is taking TUMS everyday bad? Yes, over-the-counter antacid pills (Tums or the generic alternative) aren’t harmful–they can help reduce acid in your stomach and help you feel better when you’ve encountered a meal that doesn’t agree with you. They also contain calcium, so that’s great too. But, too much antacid can have backfiring effects for health.

Can taking too many TUMS be dangerous? Too many Tums can cause stomach discomfort and constipation. It may also be used as a source of calcium to help prevent weak bones, or osteoporosis. Consuming too many Tums may cause a number of side effects, some of which are potentially life-threatening.

Can I overdose on Tums? Overdosing On Tums. Overdosing on tums is possible even for adults. Symptoms one may have after overdosing on Tums is nausea (with or without vomiting), loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst (with or without dry mouth), and frequent urination.

What happens to your body when you take TUMS? Eating too many Tums may irritate your digestive tract, causing nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and loss of appetite. Constipation is quite common with Tums. All antacids containing calcium tend to cause constipation, while antacids containing magnesium tend to produce diarrhea.