Tums treats heartburn and acid indigestion. Do not take more than 15 tablets in 24 hours.

Tums Overview


Tums is an over the counter medication used to treat heartburn and acid indigestion in adults and children over 12 years of age. Tums belongs to a group of drugs called antacids. These work by neutralizing stomach acid.

This medication comes in a chewable tablet form and is taken 2 to 4 tablets as needed for symptom relief. Do not take more than 15 tablets in 24 hours.

No common side effects have been reported for Tums.

Patient Ratings for Tums

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What are you taking Tums for?

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  • Other
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dyspepsia
  • Esophagitis, Peptic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Heartburn
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  • Stomach Ulcer

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Tums Drug Class

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