Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit (Calcium carbonate - non Rx)

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Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit Brand
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750mg
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Drug Description

Indications

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit is an antacid medication that is used to relieve symptoms of acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach. The tablets contain the active ingredient 750mg of calcium carbonate, which is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach.

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit is highly effective in providing fast relief from the discomfort of heartburn and indigestion and is available over the counter without a prescription.

Use and Dosage

They come in a chewable form and have a delicious mint-flavored taste. The recommended dosage of Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit tablets may vary based on the severity of the symptoms but generally, two to three tablets are chewed and swallowed when the symptoms occur.

Take 2-3 tablets as needed for symptomatic relief or as instructed by a healthcare provider. Do not exceed 7 tablets in a 24-hour period unless directed by a healthcare provider. Wait at least 2 hours between taking Tums and other medications. If symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, seek advice from a healthcare provider.

Do not take more than the maximum recommended dose stated on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit (Calcium Carbonate – non-Rx):

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting

Serious Side Effects of Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit (Calcium Carbonate – non-Rx):

  • Acid rebound (when antacids cause your body to make more acid, which can make your symptoms worse)
  • Neurotoxicity (when antacids affect the nervous system)
  • Iron deficiency
  • Rarely, weakened bones over the course of years (especially if you take large amounts of antacids that contain aluminum)
  • Hypercalcemia (too much calcium in your blood)

Forms and Strength

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit (Calcium Carbonate – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit: Mint Flavored Tablet

  • 750mg

Cautions

  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit contains calcium carbonate, which may interact with other medicines. Keep a list of all the products you use, including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal supplements, and talk to your healthcare provider before taking Tums if you have any health conditions or are taking any other medications.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit may cause some side effects, such as constipation or diarrhea. In rare cases, it may cause an allergic reaction, including hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Tums immediately and seek medical attention.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit should not be used as a long-term solution for heartburn or acid indigestion, and you should consult with your doctor if you experience symptoms that persist for more than two weeks.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit should not be taken in doses greater than recommended, and you should not take more than 7 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit should not be used by individuals who have a history of kidney stones or who have elevated levels of calcium in their blood.
  • Pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit, as prolonged use or high doses of calcium carbonate may cause harm to the developing fetus.
  • Nursing mothers should also talk to their doctor before taking Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit, as small amounts of calcium may be passed into breast milk.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit may interact with other supplements or vitamins containing calcium, iron, or magnesium, which may affect the absorption of these nutrients in the body.
  • Wait at least two hours between taking Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit and any other medications.
  • Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit should be stored at room temperature and kept out of reach of children.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit be taken with food?

Yes, Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit can be taken with or without food, but it is recommended to take it after meals for best results.

How long does it take for Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit to work?

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit generally works quickly, providing relief from heartburn symptoms within a few minutes to half an hour after taking it.

How often can Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit be taken?

Do not exceed 7 tablets in 24 hours and use Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit as needed to relieve symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion.

Can Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit be taken with other medications?

Tums Extra Strength Assorted Fruit may interact with certain medications, so wait at least 2 hours between taking Tums and any other medications.

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Additional information

Generic name:

Calcium carbonate – non Rx

Formulation:

Mint Flavoured Tablet

Strength(s):

750mg

Quantities Available:

100

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