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Tums
(Calcium Carbonate)

Nexium
(Esomeprazole)

Alka-Seltzer Original
(Aspirin / Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate)

Pepcid
(Famotidine)

Zegerid
(Omeprazole / Sodium Bicarbonate)

Rolaids
(Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide)

Prilosec
(Omeprazole)

Maalox
(Aluminum / Magnesium / Simethicone)

Zantac 75
(Ranitidine)

Tagamet
(Cimetidine)

Protonix
(Pantoprazole)

Relieves heartburn. Tums (Calcium Carbonate) gives quick relief for heartburn, but don't expect it to last all day.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Nexium (Esomeprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. But this purple pill ain't cheap! The generic forms of alternative drugs work just as well, and are usually less expensive.Relieves heartburn, headache, and body pains. Alka-Seltzer Original (Aspirin / Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) gives quick relief for headache, body pains, and upset tummies, but might be hard to swallow if you don't like the taste or fizz.Relieves heartburn. Pepcid (Famotidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.Relieves heartburn, ulcers, and acid tummy. Zegerid (Omeprazole / Sodium Bicarbonate) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. Choose the cheapest proton pump inhibitor because they all work equally well for heartburn.Relieves heartburn and acid tummy. Rolaids (Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide) gives quick relief for heartburn, but don't expect it to last all day.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Prilosec (Omeprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. Choose the cheapest proton pump inhibitor because they all work equally well for heartburn.Relieves heartburn and acid tummy. Maalox (Aluminum / Magnesium / Simethicone) gives quick relief for heartburn, gas, and bloating. It may not be as effective or last as long as alternative antacids though.Relieves heartburn. Zantac 75 (Ranitidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.Relieves heartburn and acid tummy. Tagamet (Cimetidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Protonix (Pantoprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. Choose the cheapest proton pump inhibitor because they all work equally well for heartburn.
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Reviews for Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
82%
of people say Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is worth it
43%
say it works well
5%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Nexium (Esomeprazole)
75%
7% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
59%
+16% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
11%
6% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Alka-Seltzer Original (Aspirin / Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate)
81%
1% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
52%
+9% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
8%
3% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Pepcid (Famotidine)
75%
7% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
41%
2% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
8%
3% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Zegerid (Omeprazole / Sodium Bicarbonate)
71%
11% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
54%
+11% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
13%
8% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Rolaids (Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide)
75%
7% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
37%
6% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
7%
2% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Prilosec (Omeprazole)
80%
2% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
59%
+16% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
7%
2% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Maalox (Aluminum / Magnesium / Simethicone)
68%
14% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
30%
13% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
9%
4% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Zantac 75 (Ranitidine)
72%
10% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
43%
Same vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
7%
2% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Tagamet (Cimetidine)
63%
19% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
36%
7% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
12%
7% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Reviews for Protonix (Pantoprazole)
69%
13% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
51%
+8% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
13%
8% vs. Tums (Calcium Carbonate)
Side effects
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How it works
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Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is an antacid. It counteracts the effects of stomach acid to relieve heartburn and acid tummy (indigestion).Nexium (Esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Alka-Seltzer Original (Aspirin / Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) is a combination medicine. Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid that relieves heartburn and acid tummy (indigestion). Aspirin is a pain reliever that treats headache and body pains.Pepcid (Famotidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Zegerid (Omeprazole / Sodium Bicarbonate) is a type of antacid called a proton pump inhibitor. It blocks the release of acid in your stomach, which treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Rolaids (Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide) is an antacid. It counteracts the effects of stomach acid to relieve heartburn and acid tummy (indigestion).Prilosec (Omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Maalox (Aluminum / Magnesium / Simethicone) is a combination medicine for stomach trouble. Aluminum and magnesium are antacids that relieve heartburn and acid tummy (indigestion). Simethicone relieves gas and bloating.Zantac 75 (Ranitidine) is an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Tagamet (Cimetidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Protonix (Pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.
Type of medication
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AntacidOver-the-counter
Acid reducer
Proton pump inhibitor
Prescription or OTC
AntacidOver-the-counter
Acid reducer
Histamine blocker
Prescription or OTC
Acid reducer
Proton pump inhibitor
Antacid
Prescription or OTC
AntacidOver-the-counter
Acid reducer
Proton pump inhibitor
Prescription or OTC
AntacidOver-the-counter
Acid reducer
Histamine blocker
Prescription or OTC
Acid reducer
Histamine blocker
Prescription or OTC
Acid reducer
Proton pump inhibitor
Prescription only
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Risk factors for serious side effects
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    • Current kidney disease
    • Kidney dialysis
    • Hyperparathyroid disease
    • Taking high doses of Vitamin D
    • Previous kidney stones
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    Pregnancy category
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    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    See the FDA package insert
    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    See the FDA package insert
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    Food
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    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
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    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
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    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
    • Take 1-3 hours after a meal.
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    • Take with or without food.
    • Take the oral suspension 30 minutes before a meal mixed only with applesauce or apple juice. Follow instructions carefully.
    Kidneys and liver
    • People with kidney disease on dialysis may need to take a lower dose or avoid use. Your doctor can do blood tests to see if it's safe to use.
    • If you have kidney or hyperparathyroid disease Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can build up in your blood. This may can cause toxic levels of calcium in your body. This is more likely if you have severe kidney disease (defined as a kidney function blood test called GFR of less than 30ml/min). If you have severe kidney disease or are on kidney dialysis don't use Tums (Calcium Carbonate); a different antacid would be better for you.
    • Tums (Calcium Carbonate) contains calcium. Calcium can be an ingredient in some kidney stones. If you have had kidney stones in the past (especially the calcium-containing kind) be careful using Tums (Calcium Carbonate). Use the lowest dose for the shortest time possible or just play it safe and use a different antacid instead.
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    • Can cause more serious side effects for people with kidney disease. Ask your doctor to give you a lower dose or choose a different option.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • People with kidney disease on dialysis may need to take a lower dose or avoid use. Your doctor can do blood tests to see if it's safe to use.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • People with kidney disease may need to avoid Maalox. Ask your doctor.
    • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
    • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
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    Sleep
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    Upsides and benefits
    TumsNexiumAlka-SeltzerPepcidZegeridRolaidsOmeprazoleMaaloxZantacTagametPantoprazole
    • Works really fast.
    • Available over the counter without a prescription.
    • Cheap.
    • Most people can take Nexium without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Nexium lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
    • Works great if you have an upset stomach and a headache or body pain at the same time.
    • Works really fast.
    • Available over the counter without a prescription.
    • Cheap.
    • Most people can take Famotidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Famotidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • Few drug interactions.
    • Most people can take Zegerid without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Zegerid lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
    • Works really fast.
    • Available over the counter without a prescription.
    • Cheap.
    • Most people can take Omeprazole without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Omeprazole lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
    • Works really fast.
    • Available over the counter without a prescription.
    • Cheap.
    • Most people can take Ranitidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Ranitidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • Few drug interactions.
    • Most people can take Cimetidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Cimetidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • Most people can take Pantoprazole without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
    • Pantoprazole lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
    • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
    Downsides and risks
    TumsNexiumAlka-SeltzerPepcidZegeridRolaidsOmeprazoleMaaloxZantacTagametPantoprazole
    • Doesn't last very long.
    • Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
    • Some chalky aftertaste.
    • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Nexium long-term.
    • Can be expensive—especially the purple brand-name pill. Other alternatives are usually cheaper than Nexium and work just as well.
    • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Nexium.
    • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
    • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
    • Because it has aspirin in it, it increases the risk of bleeding, especially if you take any other blood thinning medicine.
    • Can't be used by people with allergy to aspirin.
    • You may not like the taste or fizz.
    • Doesn't last very long.
    • Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
    • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Famotidine.
    • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Famotidine (H2 blockers).
    • Can cause more serious side effects for people with kidney disease. Ask your doctor to give you a lower dose or choose a different option.
    • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Zegerid long-term.
    • Although the generic is affordable, other medications might still be cheaper than Zegerid.
    • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Zegerid.
    • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
    • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
    • Doesn't last very long.
    • Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
    • Some chalky aftertaste.
    • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Omeprazole long-term.
    • Although the generic is affordable, other medications might still be cheaper than Omeprazole.
    • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Omeprazole.
    • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
    • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
    • Some people don't care for the taste.
    • Doesn't last very long.
    • Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
    • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Ranitidine.
    • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Ranitidine (H2 blockers).
    • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Cimetidine.
    • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Cimetidine (H2 blockers).
    • Has more drug interactions than zantac and pepcid.
    • Although rare, Cimetidine can cause large breasts or impotence for men who need to use high doses for 6 months or more. It's reversible though and should go away when you stop or if you change medication.
    • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Pantoprazole long-term.
    • Can be expensive. Other alternatives are usually cheaper than Pantoprazole.
    • Less risk of drug interactions with Pantoprazole than with other proton pump inhibitors.
    • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
    • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • You need to separate Tums from some medications to avoid interactions.
    • Take at the first sign of discomfort.
    • You might need to take more than once a day but pay attention to the instructions on your bottle to avoid overdosing.
    • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
    • People with kidney disease on dialysis may need to take a lower dose or avoid use. Your doctor can do blood tests to see if it's safe to use.
    • Don't take if you have high blood calcium levels.
    • When using Nexium long-term, take a calcium citrate with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss. Be sure it's calcium citrate because it works the best when using a proton pump inhibitor.
    • Get a blood test for your magnesium level once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using Nexium.
    • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Nexium.
    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
    • Don't chew or crush capsules; swallow them whole.
    • If you have trouble swallowing you can carefully open the capsules and sprinkle the inside pellets onto applesauce. Swallow the applesauce without chewing or crushing the pellets.
    • Don't take Alka-Seltzer if you're allergic to aspirin.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • This medicine isn't recommended for kids 12 and younger because it has aspirin in it.
    • Stop taking this right away and talk to your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, rash, trouble breathing, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that doesn't go away.
    • Having a dental or medical procedure? You may need to stop taking this before the big day. Ask your dentist or doctor.
    • Alka-Seltzer contains sodium. If you need to follow a low sodium diet a different medication would be better for you.
    • Not a good choice if you have stomach bleeding, bleeding problems, diabetes, or gout, or if you're taking medicines to thin your blood.
    • Short-term treatment of ulcers and acid reflux.
    • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Zegerid.
    • If you've been having heartburn for 3 months or more, talk to your doctor before taking Zegerid. Get a check-up to make sure you aren't having a more serious stomach problem.
    • Talk to your doctor if you're still having heartburn after two weeks of use. Don't keep taking Zegerid; get checked-out first.
    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
    • Don't chew or crush capsules; swallow them whole.
    • Take at the first sign of discomfort.
    • You might need to take more than once a day but pay attention to the instructions on your bottle to avoid overdosing.
    • Take 1-2 hours apart from other medication that you take by mouth.
    • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
    • People with kidney disease on dialysis may need to take a lower dose or avoid use. Your doctor can do blood tests to see if it's safe to use.
    • Don't take if you have high blood calcium levels.
    • When using Omeprazole long-term, take a calcium citrate with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss. Be sure it's calcium citrate because it works the best when using a proton pump inhibitor.
    • Get a blood test for your magnesium level once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using Omeprazole.
    • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Omeprazole.
    • Take 1 hour before a meal.
    • Don't chew or crush capsules; swallow them whole.
    • If you have trouble swallowing you can carefully open the capsules and sprinkle the inside pellets onto applesauce. Swallow the applesauce without chewing or crushing the pellets.
    • Take 1-3 hours after a meal.
    • Tell your doctor if you have severe diarrhea or constipation.
    • People with kidney disease may need to avoid Maalox. Ask your doctor.
    • Take 1-2 hours apart from other medication that you take by mouth.
    • Works best if you take it with a full glass of water.
    • Starts working in one hour.
    • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
    • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
    • Tell your doctor all of the medications that you use before taking Cimetidine to avoid drug interactions.
    • Works best if you take it with a full glass of water.
    • Starts working in one hour.
    • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
    • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
    • Take with or without food.
    • Swallow tablets whole; don't split, crush, or chew.
    • Take the oral suspension 30 minutes before a meal mixed only with applesauce or apple juice. Follow instructions carefully.
    • When using Pantoprazole long-term, take a calcium citrate with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss. Be sure it's calcium citrate because it works the best when using a proton pump inhibitor.
    • Get a blood test for your magnesium level once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using Pantoprazole.
    • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Pantoprazole.
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