Calcium Carbonate 500mg OTC

TUMS
Select therapeutic use:

Hyperacidity, GERD, and ulcers:

Indications for: Calcium Carbonate 500mg

Acid indigestion, heartburn, upset or sour stomach.

Adults and Children:

<12yrs: not recommended. ≥12yrs: 2–4 chew tabs as symptoms occur; max 15 chew tabs per 24hrs. Pregnancy: max 10 chew tabs per 24hrs.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg Warnings/Precautions:

Hypoparathyroidism.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg Classification:

Antacid.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg 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.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Tums.

Generic Drug Availability:

Extra, Ultra (YES); Smoothies, Sugar free, Quik Pak (NO)

How Supplied:

Chew tabs (500mg)—contact supplier; Smoothies—60, 108; Extra—96; Sugar Free—80; Ultra—12, 56, 72, 160

Vitamins, minerals, supplements:

Indications for: Calcium Carbonate 500mg

Calcium supplement.

Adult Dosage:

Chew 2 tabs twice daily.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg Warnings/Precautions:

Hypoparathyroidism. Assure adequate Vit. D intake.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg Classification:

Antacid.

Calcium Carbonate 500mg 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.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Tums.

Generic Drug Availability:

Extra, Ultra (YES); Smoothies, Sugar free, Quik Pak (NO)

How Supplied:

Chew tabs (500mg)—contact supplier; Smoothies—60, 108; Extra—96; Sugar Free—80; Ultra—12, 56, 72, 160