Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium carbonate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Tums Regular Strength.
Applies to calcium carbonate: oral tablet
Other dosage forms:
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Applies to calcium carbonate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral gum, oral powder, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalcemia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Loss of appetite, milk-alkali syndrome
Frequency not reported: Alkalosis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Urinary frequency
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, eructation, dyspepsia, gastric pain, abdominal pain/discomfort
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Vomiting
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Renal impairment
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Continuous headache
Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, angioedema
Frequency not reported: Unusual tiredness or weakness
Frequency not reported: Asthma
Frequency not reported: Muscular weakness
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Tums