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Drug Name:

TUMS OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Calcium (as carbonate) 500mg; chew tabs; peppermint or assorted fruit flavors.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for TUMS:

Acid indigestion, heartburn, upset or sour stomach.

Adult:

2–4 tabs as symptoms occur; max 15 tabs/day for 2 weeks.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hypoparathyroidism.

See Also:

TUMS E-X

TUMS E-X SUGAR FREE

TUMS ULTRA

TUMS SMOOTHIES

Pharmacological Class:

Antacid.

Interactions:

Calcium blocks absorption of tetracyclines. May affect absorption of other drugs. Absorption blocked by corticosteroids, foods such as rhubarb, spinach, bran.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria.

Generic Availability:

Tums, E-X, Ultra (YES); Smoothies, E-X sugar free, Quik Pak (NO)

How Supplied:

Tums—12, 36, 150; Smoothies—12, 36, 60, 140; E-X—36, 48, 96, 200, 330; E-X Sugar Free—80; Ultra—36, 72, 160, 265


Data provided by MPR.

Indications for TUMS:

Calcium supplement.

Adult:

Chew 2 tabs twice daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hypoparathyroidism. Assure adequate Vit. D intake.

See Also:

TUMS E-X

TUMS E-X SUGAR FREE

TUMS ULTRA

TUMS SMOOTHIES

Pharmacological Class:

Antacid.

Interactions:

Calcium blocks absorption of tetracyclines. May affect absorption of other drugs. Absorption blocked by corticosteroids, foods such as rhubarb, spinach, bran.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria.

Generic Availability:

Tums, E-X, Ultra (YES); Smoothies, E-X sugar free, Quik Pak (NO)

How Supplied:

Tums—12, 36, 150; Smoothies—12, 36, 60, 140; E-X—36, 48, 96, 200, 330; E-X Sugar Free—80; Ultra—36, 72, 160, 265


Data provided by MPR.

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