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Andrews TUMS Antacid

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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate
Product Name: Andrews TUMS Antacid

Indication

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.

    Action

    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

    Adults:

  • 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

    Unscheduled

    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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Dates

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


Created by: myVMC