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Tums or similar antacid?

Postby Chris » 01 Jun 2006, 00:44

Where can I find Tums antacid? Or a suitable substitute?
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Postby grootkrokodil » 01 Jun 2006, 08:15

You can get Gelusil (unsure about the spelling :oops: ) in tablet and liquid form at Watsons. :)
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Postby whitetiger » 01 Jun 2006, 08:24

I take a pill called Omelon, its available at the pharmacy. 1 in the morning and 1 at night and I don't even get heart burn. I would otherwise have heartburn every day.
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Postby Joesox » 01 Jun 2006, 10:31

LDEML wrote:I take a pill called Omelon, its available at the pharmacy. 1 in the morning and 1 at night and I don't even get heart burn. I would otherwise have heartburn every day.
If you're having to take antacid medication every day, you should really consult a doctor.

That kind of medication is only intented for occasional use. If you take it regularly you could be masking a more serious problem than ordinary heartburn. Get it checked out and put your mind at rest.
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Postby Proto_tw » 01 Jun 2006, 14:31

There's the Tawian stuff Stomachin. It's a powder in a green can. The stuff is magic. It's the best. @ little spoon fulls (the spoon comes with it) and your set. Better than anything you can get in the west. Check in your local pharmacy, remember in the green can and has english writing Stomachin (think my spelling is right on it but someone correct me if I'm wrong)
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Postby Lord Lucan » 01 Jun 2006, 16:42

Gelusil is not half as good as Rennie, and much more expensive. Incidentally, I wonder does anyone think Gelusil "Plus" is worth the extra money over Gelusil? It seems to be the same thing. Works the same for me.

The Omelon is a proton pump inhibitor, and works for people whose stomachs produce too much acid. However, as josax says, there could be other reasons. Heartburn can occur even with normal stomach acidity.
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Postby Chris » 01 Jun 2006, 17:50

Just for the record, I'm not looking for anything to treat a chronic problem, just something that'll settle an occasional acidy stomach. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Postby grootkrokodil » 01 Jun 2006, 18:35

Gelusil is not half as good as Rennie, and much more expensive.


I agree! That is why I bring 2 Big packs of Rennie with me every time I come back from South Africa. It works best for me. :)
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Postby Proto_tw » 02 Jun 2006, 08:19

Chris wrote:Just for the record, I'm not looking for anything to treat a chronic problem, just something that'll settle an occasional acidy stomach. Thanks for the suggestions!


That's the stomachin. I keep a can around for hangovers and such. If you want though, I'd be happy to look into bringing Tum's or whatever you want in. I'm placing a new order with the US supplier next Monday. Let me know.
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Postby Lord Lucan » 03 Jun 2006, 01:17

Proto_tw wrote:
Chris wrote:Just for the record, I'm not looking for anything to treat a chronic problem, just something that'll settle an occasional acidy stomach. Thanks for the suggestions!


That's the stomachin. I keep a can around for hangovers and such. If you want though, I'd be happy to look into bringing Tum's or whatever you want in. I'm placing a new order with the US supplier next Monday. Let me know.


What about Rennies? Are Tums like Rennies?
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