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Do antacids contain aluminum?

Do antacids contain aluminum?

Most antacids contain at least one of these key ingredients: calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and/or sodium bicarbonate.

Why Tums are not good for you?

Tums, as mentioned, also contains calcium which is absorbed into the body. Although calcium is vital for the bones and overall good health, too much calcium is dangerous and can lead to heart and kidney problems.

What are the ingredients in Tums?

Active Ingredients (per tablet): Calcium Carbonate USP 750mg. Purpose: Antacid. All varieties of TUMS® Extra Strength 750 & Extra Strength Sugar Free are Gluten Free & Kosher Pareve. Each tablet contains: elemental calcium 300mg, sodium 2mg.

Which antacid has aluminum?

Aluminium acetoacetate is an aluminum containing antacid. A medication indicated to treat heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, and gas.

What antacids have aluminum or magnesium?

List of Antacids:

Drug Name Avg. Rating
Milk of Magnesia Generic name: magnesium hydroxide 8.1
Tums Regular Strength Generic name: calcium carbonate 5.8
Gaviscon Regular Strength Tablets Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium trisilicate 7.0
Gelusil Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone 8.8

What antacid does not contain aluminum?

Calcium citrate without aluminum antacids does not cause aluminum retention in patients with functioning kidneys.

Are Tums bad for your kidneys?

Upset stomach/antacid medications. This group of over-the-counter medications can disrupt the body’s electrolyte balance if you have chronic kidney disease.

What can you take instead of Tums?

(Calcium carbonate)

  • Tums (calcium carbonate) Over-the-counter.
  • 10 alternatives.
  • Nexium (esomeprazole) Over-the-counter.
  • Alka-Seltzer (aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate)
  • Rolaids (calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide)
  • omeprazole (omeprazole)

What can I take instead of Tums?

Can Tums cause kidney stones?

Some antacids contain calcium (such as Tums and Rolaids), which can increase your risk of kidney stones. Don’t take them between meals or in doses greater than 1,200 mg per day. A single antacid tablet usually contains 650 mg to 1,250 mg of calcium.

Is it OK to take aluminium in TUMS?

No aluminium in Tums! Hi and thank you so much for this query. There is no aluminium in Tums. Tums contains calcium carbonate for neutralizing acids. It is good to take them separately because tums can reduce the effectiveness of carafate. it is advised to take them at least 30mins apart.

What is the active ingredient in TUMS antacids?

The active ingredient in TUMS® antacids is calcium carbonate. The calcium carbonate in TUMS® antacid is processed from pure limestone, resulting in a high degree of purity.

What kind of calcium does Tums have in it?

TUMS® contains calcium carbonate, and individual product strengths include 500 mg, 750 mg, and 1000 mg. Calcium carbonate contains 40% elemental calcium which is the highest amount of elemental calcium of all calcium forms Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need calclum supplementation to determine the appropriate option for your needs.

How does TUMS work and how long does it last?

TUMS® is an antacid that goes to work immediately by neutrilzing acid on contact. It provides fast relief from heartburn and upset stomach. How long TUMS® lasts will vary between user and based upon the exposure to heartburn triggers. How many TUMS® can I take?