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Andrews TUMS Antacid

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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate
Product Name: Andrews TUMS Antacid


Used for relief of the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn experienced by patients with:

  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Stomach upset.
  • Andrews TUMS Antacid is also a good source of calcium.


    The active ingredient in Andrews TUMS Antacid, calcium carbonate, neutralises excess acid produced by the stomach, thereby reducing the burning symptoms associated with indigestion.

    Dose advice


  • Chew 1-2 tablets after food.
  • Maximum 16 tablets per day.
  • Children:
  • Suitable for use in children aged over 6 only.
  • Chew 1 tablet after food.
  • Maximum 8 tablets per day.
  • Schedule


    Common side effects

    Constipation – Stomach bloating- Flatulence- Belching

    Uncommon side effects

    If too much calcium is administered to the patient, the body may begin to show signs of hypercalcaemia:- Constipation – Severe dry mouth- Headache– Continuing increased thirst- Irritability- Loss of appetite– Mental depressionIf a combination of these symptoms occurs after significant use of Andrews TUMS Antacid, cease the medication immediately and see your doctor.

    For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

Created by: myVMC