Tums Extra Strength Mint (Calcium carbonate - non Rx) Medication


Tums Extra Strength Mint (Calcium carbonate - non Rx)

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Drug Description


Tums Extra Strength Mint is used to relieve acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach. 

Classified as an antacid, Tums Extra Strength Mint exerts a direct and localized impact on acid in the esophagus and stomach. Upon contact with the acid, it reacts and effectively neutralizes it. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Tums Extra Strength Mint for the first time and when getting a refill, make sure to read the package instructions, and if you have any questions or concerns, consult your doctor. 

The usual recommended dosage of Tums Extra Strength Mint is 2-3 tablets as needed. Make sure to chew the tablets before swallowing. 

Do not take more than 10 tablets a day and ensure to take this medication exactly as directed to maximize its benefits.  

Refrain from taking this medication for more than 2 weeks unless instructed otherwise by a doctor. 

Consult a healthcare professional if your symptoms continue or worsen. If you suspect a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical help. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Upset stomach 
  • Gas 
  • Constipation 

Consult your doctor promptly if any of these common side effects persist or worsen. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Little or no urinating 
  • Swelling, rapid weight gain 
  • Elevated calcium level in the blood: 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Constipation 
  • Increased thirst or urination 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Bone pain 
  • Confusion 
  • Lack of energy 
  • Tiredness 

Contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur. 

Allergic Reactions 

Get immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic response to Tums Extra Strength Mint such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This compilation of side effects for Tums Extra Strength Mint is not exhaustive. Report to your doctor if you notice any additional side effects. 


Talk to your doctor before taking Tums Extra Strength Mint if you have any known allergies, particularly to calcium carbonate or any of its inactive ingredients. 

Seek guidance from your doctor to evaluate the appropriateness of using Tums Extra Strength Mint if you have any of the following medical conditions: 

  • Elevated calcium levels (hypercalcemia) 
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction 
  • Kidney disease (e.g., kidney stones) 

Before using Tums Extra Strength Mint, consult a healthcare provider if you are taking other medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements, to prevent potential interactions.  

Some of the products that may interact with Tums Extra Strength Mint include: 

  • Digoxin 
  • Phosphate binders like calcium acetate 
  • Phosphate supplements (e.g., potassium phosphate) 
  • Sodium polystyrene sulfonate 

Avoid taking Tums Extra Strength Mint within 2 hours of taking other medication, as the presence of calcium carbonate may impact the efficacy of the other medicine. 

Consult your healthcare provider before using Tums Extra Strength Mint if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as your dosage requirements may vary during these times. 

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Generic name:

Calcium carbonate – non Rx


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