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Calcium carbonate User Reviews & Ratings

Brand names: Caltrate, Tums Regular Strength, Tums Extra Strength 750, Tums Ultra 1000, Oyster Calcium, Tums Antacid Naturals, Tums Chewy Bites, Oyster Shell Calcium 500, Amitone, Tums Chewy Bites Ultra Strength, Trial Antacid, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn ReliefChews, Titralac, Oyster Shell, Tums Kids, Tums Smoothies, Tums Chewy Delights, Tums Smoothies Extra Strength, Oysco 500, Equilet, Cal-Gest, Calcarb, D-Cal, Oyster Shell Calcium, Tums Sugar-Free, Alcalak, Alka-Seltzer Cool Action Heartburn Relief Gum, Cal-Mint, Calci-Chew, Calci Mix, Dicarbosil, Chooz, Alkets, Calcitab, Calcium Concentrate, Caltro, Oyster Cal, Cal Oys Alkums Ami-Lac Calcium Oyster Calcium Liquid Softgel Icar Prenatal Chewable Calcium Calcium Oyster Shell Maalox Regular Strength Maalox Children's Relief Tums Freshers Calcid …show all brand names

Calcium carbonate has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 20 reviews on Drugs.com. 74% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 16% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Calcium carbonate

  • Hypoc...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • May 15, 2023

For Hypocalcemia "Hypocalcemia due to thyroidectomy. Started with .5mcg calcitriol for 2 years and kidney function started deteriorating. Endo took me off calcitriol and put me on tums and vitamin d. Kidney function is back to normal and no hypo symptoms."

10 / 10
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  • Lulu
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 16, 2020

For Osteopenia "El Carbonato de Calcio me produce estreñimiento y molestias gastrointestinales. Por otro lado, en la mayoría de las marcas, las tabletas son demasiado grandes y ásperas. Muy difícil de tragar. Prefiero el Citrato de Calcio que se absorbe más rápido, no produce estreñimiento y las tabletas vienen recubiertas. Fáciles de tomar. Uso la marca Citralgel que viene también con Vitamina D Calcium Carbonate causes constipation and gastrointestinal discomfort. On the other hand, in most brands, the tablets are too large and rough. Very hard to swallow. I prefer Calcium Citrate that is absorbed faster, does not produce constipation and the tablets are coated. Easy to drink I use the Citralgel brand that also comes with Vitamin D"

10 / 10
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  • Nug
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • March 16, 2019

Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews (Antacid) (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "I've been taking these every day for months now, (mostly because I don't eat much) and it helps a lot! The only downside to it is I have small bowel issues (to my knowledge at least) and these don't help, but the effects are minor."

9 / 10
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  • Shebear
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 14, 2024

Tums Ultra 1000 (calcium carbonate) for Stomach Ulcer "Works wonders for my guy... until we can get to see a doctor to further diagnose his condition... the constant burning every time he eats food is 'manageable' with Tums Ultra 1000... Thank you."

10 / 10
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  • cold
  • April 5, 2012

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) for Stomach Ulcer "Tums worked great for me. When I take it I immediately feel better. It lasts for a long time too."

9 / 10
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  • Chazz...
  • April 13, 2014

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "It works well, and very quickly! One or two tabs taken after a cup of coffee helps to avoid acid indigestion. Works for me; cheap, easy to use, safe. Nothing faster!"

9 / 10
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  • Barbara
  • June 2, 2009

Calcium Liquid Softgel (calcium carbonate) for Osteoporosis "Spring Valley's liquid filled calcium (600 mg) with Vitamin D is a very long (1 inch), large softgel. I have problems swallowing these softgels."

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  • joe
  • January 26, 2013

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "It works fine on simple heartburns but not on complicated ones."

6 / 10
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  • JHano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 12, 2020

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "It’s made my stomach worse and I’ve thrown up due to it."

4 / 10
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  • Susan...
  • February 1, 2013

Titralac (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "I do not like to chew sweet pills; so these are perfect to swallow. Works very fast to relieve indigestion."

10 / 10
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  • 66BV
  • January 15, 2013

Titralac (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "Best fast acting tasty stuff ever"

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • July 25, 2012

Calcium Liquid Softgel (calcium carbonate) for Hypocalcemia "I love these because my nails grow and are strong. The other forms of calcium don't do that."

9 / 10
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  • Meat
  • November 5, 2020

For GERD "Worst antacid ever, the crazy flavors actually feel like they add to the problem. You'd be better off chewing charcoal... waste of $"

1 / 10
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  • VNM
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 15, 2015

Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews (Antacid) (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "Very convenient & easy to use. Always take it with me. Effective on acid reflux episodes. Taste like candy...watch out for overdosing."

8 / 10
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  • Jake
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 29, 2021

Tums Chewy Bites (calcium carbonate) for GERD "I tried the cooling sensation Tums Chewy Bites and my heartburn is worse than before taking them. DO NOT get the cooling sensation kind. It is awful."

1 / 10
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  • raw...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • January 16, 2020

Alka-Mints (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "These Alka-Mints work as well or better than Tums and are easier to breakup by chewing, also I love the spearmint flavor. No one else seems to make spearmint antacids."

8 / 10
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  • djmissa
  • April 17, 2015

Tums Ultra 1000 (calcium carbonate) for GERD "They are great for immediate relief"

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • April 7, 2009

For GERD "There are other things which have worked better for me."

3 / 10
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  • ICUy
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 13, 2018

Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews (Antacid) (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion "Works great, totally taste great. Able to side track need for sweetie-treat after dinner meal. {no more than 2}. Thanks Alke-S."

10 / 10
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  • Jano
  • September 30, 2020

Tums Chewy Bites (calcium carbonate) for GERD "they work fine and work almost instantly for me I take them"

8 / 10
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