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Tums smoothies

Generic Name: Calcium Carbonate Chewable Tablets (Antacid) (KAL see um KAR bun ate)
Brand Name: Tums Smoothies, Tums
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Tums Smoothies. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (Tums Smoothies). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (Tums Smoothies) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use this medicine (Tums Smoothies) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Tums smoothies Side Effects

Tums Smoothies Side Effects

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 Smoothies.

For the Consumer

Applies to calcium carbonate: oral tablet

Other dosage forms:

  • oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high calcium levels like weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, upset stomach and throwing up, constipation, or bone pain.
  • Mood changes.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Constipation.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Not hungry.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to calcium carbonate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral gum, oral powder, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalcemia

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Loss of appetite, milk-alkali syndrome

Frequency not reported: Alkalosis

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Urinary frequency

Gastrointestinal

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, eructation, dyspepsia, gastric pain, abdominal pain/discomfort

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Vomiting

Dermatologic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria

Renal

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Renal impairment

Nervous system

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Continuous headache

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, angioedema

Other

Frequency not reported: Unusual tiredness or weakness

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Asthma

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscular weakness

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Tums Smoothies