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   Antacid, Calcium Containing

Antacid, Calcium Containing
(oral) (liquid, Powder For Suspension)


Treats indigestion, gas, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other conditions.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Tums, Caltrate 600, Tums E-X, Rolaids, Chewable Calcium, Tums Calcium For Life Bone Health, Chooz, Alkets, QC Antacid Calcium Supp, OS-Cal 500, Calci-Chew, Health Care America Antacid, Tums Ultra, Titralac Extra Strength, Calcium Antacid Extra Strength
 
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Antacid, Calcium Containing
Tums, Caltrate 600, Tums E-X, Rolaids, Chewable Calcium, Tums Calcium For Life Bone Health, Chooz, Alkets, QC Antacid Calcium Supp, OS-Cal 500, Calci-Chew, Health Care America Antacid, Tums Ultra, Titralac Extra Strength, Calcium Antacid Extra Strength
Uses
Treats indigestion, gas, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other conditions.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Do not freeze the oral liquid. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Liquid, Powder for Suspension, Tablet, Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Lozenge, Wafer, Long Acting Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • If you are being treated for peptic ulcer, keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Shake the oral liquid well before each use.
  • Measure your dose carefully using a measuring spoon or medicine cup. Chew the chewable tablet thoroughly before swallowing.
  • It may be helpful to drink a glass of water after swallowing the chewed tablet. Let the lozenge melt slowly in your mouth. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew it. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Severe stomach pain, vomiting Muscle pain or severe weakness

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines that contain calcium.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have had hypercalcemia (too much calcium in your body).

Missed Dose
  • If you use this medicine on a regular schedule, use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose. You should not use two doses at the same time.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine. Talk with your doctor before using antacids if you have kidney disease or liver disease. You should not use certain brands of this medicine if you have kidney disease or are on dialysis.
  • Some brands contain ingredients that could be harmful if your kidneys are not working properly.
  • Always ask your health caregiver what specific brands of this medicine will work best for you. Tell your doctor if your heartburn or stomach problems do not get better after 1 or 2 weeks or if they get worse after taking this medicine. Antacids may contain large amounts of salt.
  • Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are on a low-sodium diet.

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