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User Reviews for Calcium carbonate

Also known as: Caltrate, Tums Regular Strength, Tums Extra Strength 750, Calcarb, Oysco 500, Oyster Shell Calcium 500, Tums Ultra 1000, Oyster Shell Calcium, Tums Smoothies, Tums Chewy Bites, Chooz, Calcium Oyster, Amitone, Calcitab, Oyster Shell, Oyster Calcium, D-Cal, Tums Sugar-Free, Tums Kids, Tums Chewy Delights, Alcalak, Cal-Mint, Trial Antacid, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn ReliefChews, Calci-Chew, Calci Mix, Dicarbosil, Equilet, Alkets, Titralac, Calcium Concentrate, Caltro, Oyster Cal, Cal Oys Alkums Cal-Gest Ami-Lac 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 6.8 out of 10 from a total of 22 ratings on Drugs.com. 67% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 24% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Indigestion  
7.5
11 reviews 249 medications
GERD  
4.0
6 reviews 220 medications
Osteoporosis  
8.0
2 reviews 137 medications
Hypocalcemia  
9.0
1 reviews 51 medications
Osteopenia  
10.0
1 reviews 36 medications
Stomach Ulcer  
9.0
1 reviews 98 medications
Summary of Calcium carbonate reviews 6.8 22 reviews

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Reviews for Calcium carbonate

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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cold98 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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CANT SLEEP WITH GERD February 17, 2009

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) for GERD: “Doesn't work.”

1 / 10
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Chazziye 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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Theavatar29878 · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2017

Tums Smoothies (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion: “It gave me cancer”

1 / 10
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Barbara3 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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Anonymous June 19, 2008

Calci-Chew (calcium carbonate) for Osteoporosis: “Tastes great.”

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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joe555 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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Susan S 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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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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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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J 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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66BV January 15, 2013

Titralac (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion: “Best fast acting tasty stuff ever”

10 / 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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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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Spe77 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2016

Tums Ultra 1000 (calcium carbonate) for Indigestion: “Works great for me!”

8 / 10
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ICUy2 · 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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J.H · 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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raw fish · 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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