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Tums or similar antacid?

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Postby The Specialist » 03 Jun 2006, 01:23

Ask your pharmacist for Zantac. About NT$90-$150 for a sheet of 10. One a day keeps the acid away!
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Postby Lord Lucan » 08 Jun 2006, 11:57

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.

Okay, I'm interested in Tums. Maximum strength Ultra, chewable, fruit flavoured. As I've just had some that a colleague got from America. Problem is they're not as effective as Rennies. Can't we get Rennies? Do they have them in HK? I'm getting kind of desparate.
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Postby Tempo Gain » 09 Jun 2006, 10:27


the best.... instant relief.... never leave the states without a few bottles

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Postby whitetiger » 09 Jun 2006, 13:16

Just wanted to share a sure fire home remedy with you. Baking soda and water provides the best instant relief. 1 cup of water and one teaspoon of baking soda(also called soda powder). For extreme case just add more balking soda.
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Re: Tums or similar antacid?

Postby PapaAzucar » 18 Apr 2012, 12:06

Sorry to bump and old thread. But does Taipei have TUMS yet or Calcium Carbonate antacid?
I looked at the antacids at Watson, but none that I saw were Calcium Carbonate based.
My personal stash of TUMS from the US is about to run out.

Edit: Other brands of Calcium Carbonate based antacids are like Dicarbosil, Rolaids, Titralac, etc.
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Re: Tums or similar antacid?

Postby Icon » 18 Apr 2012, 14:22

PapaAzucar, forget about Watsons when it comes to medicine, OK, unless it is Panadol. It is not as well supplied as a common neighborhood pharmacy when it come sto the real stuff and real aches.

Go to Shanghai Pharmacy and get Toopal. Tums is not available in Taiwan, though some of us manage to smuggle a bottle or so sometimes. Ask the pharmacist for other recommendations.
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Re: Tums or similar antacid?

Postby k.k. » 18 Apr 2012, 15:21

I have found that in the absence of Tums (if I run out of what I bring back from Canada), Gelusil or Gelusil Plus work great, just as effective. That Stomachin stuff works too but tastes nasty as all hell. I can barely put that stuff down the hatch without gagging.
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