What are Tums Assorted Fruit Antacid 75 Tablets?
Tums Assorted Fruit Antacid Tablets are an antacid tablet which helps the reduce the acidity of any excess stomach acid. This helps to ease stomach problems such as indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, and trapped wind or flatulence.
Who are Tums Antacid Tablets suitable for?
They are suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over who are suffering from indigestion, heartburn, or wind. If you’re sick of having to deal with indigestion after you eat, these fruit flavoured tablets can help to ease your discomfort so you won’t have to worry about your stomach giving you bother after a meal.
What is indigestion?
Indigestion is the discomfort you can sometimes feel in your stomach after you’ve eaten a meal. Many people suffer from indigestion at some point in their lives, and it usually isn’t anything to worry about. If you have indigestion, you may notice any of the following symptoms after you’ve eaten:
- Stomach pain or nausea
- Feeling bloated or full
- Wind or flatulence
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Bringing up food or unpleasant tasting fluid
How do these tablets help to ease indigestion?
Tums Antacid tablets contain the active ingredient calcium carbonate, which helps to neutralise your stomach acid. When you have excess stomach acid, this can irritate the delicate lining of your stomach and may cause stomach acid to try to work its way up to your throat, which leads to heartburn. Neutralising stomach acid helps to ease the discomfort of indigestion, prevent acid reflux and heartburn, and reduce embarrassing wind.
Are these Tums Tablets suitable for someone who is pregnant?
Yes, these tablets are suitable for someone who is pregnant. However, you should always speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking any medication while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, to be sure that the product is safe for you and your baby.
Can I take Tums Antacid Tablets If I’m taking other medication?
Do not take this product if you have taken any medication by mouth within the past 3 hours, do not take this product as it may interfere with how other medications work. If you are taking any medication, consult your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these tablets, including:
- Tetracycline antibiotics
- Biphosphonates (for your bones)
- Thiazide diuretics, or water tablets
How many tablets should I be taking a day?
Swallow 1 – 2 Tums tablets as when needed, but only take a maximum of 16 tablets a day. If you are pregnant, take no more than 7 tablets a day. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose.
When should this product not be used?
Tums Antacids are not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not take this product if you are allergic to calcium carbonate or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these tablets if you:
- Have kidney problems, e.g. kidney stones
- Have thyroid problems
- Are on a low phosphate diet
- Have high blood calcium level
- Are taking heart tablets called cardiac glycosides, e.g. digoxin
- Have Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (a tumour that secretes gastrin)
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Have an intolerance to some sugars
- Have diabetes
Are there any side effects?
Like all medications, Tums can have side effects, although not everybody will experience them. These include:
- Changes in your blood
- Heartburn after you stop taking these tablets
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting medication side effects, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Website.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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I think my child has acid reflux, is there anything you'd recommend?
Acid reflux in children is extremely uncommon.
I would recommend you seek medical attention to work out if there is an underlying condition.
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