How much is too much Tums?
The Tums label advises taking only a few in one sitting, not exceeding 7,500 milligrams, which depending on the dosage (it comes in 500, 750, and 1,000 mg doses) can range anywhere from 7 to 15 tablets.
Is it possible to overdose on Tums?
Many antacids — including Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums — contain calcium. If you take too much or take them for longer than directed, you could get an overdose of calcium. Too much calcium can cause: nausea.
Why are antacids bad?
The least important side effects are constipation (aluminum-containing antacids) or diarrhea (magnesium-containing antacids. Large amounts of calcium carbonate-containing antacids (for example, Tums) can affect the balances of calcium and acid in the body and damage the kidneys.
How many Tums Smoothies can I take?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: chew 2-4 tablets as symptoms occur, or as directed by a doctor.
How many Tums can you take a day?
When using this product: Do not take more than 10 tablets in 24 hours. If pregnant, consult your physician before taking TUMS, and do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours. Do not use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks except under the advice and supervision of a doctor. Keep out of reach of children.
Can I sleep after taking Tums?
Antacids like TUMS® work quickly to bring you heartburn relief. Keep a bottle beside your bed, so you can get back to sleep faster. Take medication at night in an upright position, before lying down to resume sleep.
Do Tums make you poop?
Calcium carbonate (Alka-2, Chooz, Tums and others) relieves heartburn, but also often causes constipation and acid rebound, which is an increase in the production of stomach acid after the antacid effect has worn off. The constipation is generally mild and short-lived, but acid rebound may damage the stomach lining.
Can antacids hurt your liver?
A new study found that blocking stomach acid can lead to an overgrowth of intestinal bacteria that likely contributes to liver inflammation and damage. The findings suggest that some widely used acid reflux (heartburn) medications may worsen chronic liver disease.