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If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.

Antacid Tablet

Also Known As:

Tums, Rolaids, Pepto Bismol, Pepcid or generic/store brand chewable antacid tablet that contains calcium carbonate only

antacid tablet

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

Constipation is possible if enough is ingested, but usually no symptoms occur.

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water.

NOTE: If your child develops any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Tums, Rolaids, Pepto Bismol, Pepcid or generic/store brand chewable antacid tablet that contains calcium carbonate only

What It Is

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.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Constipation is possible if enough is ingested, but usually no symptoms occur.

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water.

NOTE: If your child develops any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Minimally toxic in small amounts, such as a handful or less of antacid tablets

Eye Exposure

If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.

 

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