If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Tums, Rolaids, Pepto Bismol, Pepcid or generic/store brand chewable antacid tablet that contains calcium carbonate only
Constipation is possible if enough is ingested, but usually no symptoms occur.
Give the child a few sips of water.
Calcium carbonate tablets neutralize stomach acid to relieve mild heartburn or indigestion. These tablets often come in sweet, fruit flavors. Note: Pepto Bismol chewables contain extra ingredients. If Pepto Bismol has been swallowed, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
NOTE: If your child develops any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Minimally toxic in small amounts, such as a handful or less of antacid tablets
If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.