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Brand name: Andrews Tums Antacid TM

Active ingredients: calcium carbonate

What it is used for

Relief of heartburn

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, chewable

A round, 15.9mm diameter flat bevelled mottled orange tablet. Embossed with "TUMS" on one side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, chewable

A round, 15.9mm diameter flat bevelled mottled yellow tablet. Embossed with "TUMS" on one side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 3: Tablet, chewable

A round, 15.9mm diameter flat bevelled mottled green tablet. Embossed with "TUMS" on one side

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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