Tums is an over-the-counter medication that alleviates symptoms associated with acid indigestion, upset stomach, heartburn, excess gas and bloating, according to WebMD. The medication contains an antacid called calcium carbonate that reduces the level of acid in the stomach.
Tums also contains an anti-foaming agent called simethicone that works by reducing the amount of gas in the stomach. Antacid medications such as Tums should be taken orally and chewed before swallowing. Tums should not be consumed for a period of two weeks or more unless instructed to do so by a qualified physician. This medication can also be used to treat conditions such as renal osteodystrophy with hyperphosphatemia, a low amount of calcium in the blood and osteoporosis.Learn More
The Mayo Clinic cautions that vitamin D toxicity results in hypercalcemia, a build up of calcium in the blood that causes nausea, poor appetite and vomiting. Other symptoms of vitamin D overdose are weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems.Full Answer >
Immediate release Ritalin, which contains the drug called methylphenidate, lasts for three to six hours, typically peaking at approximately two hours after dosing. According to the Family Practice Notebook, the length of time methylphenidate's effects last depend on the formulation in which it is delivered.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill called Blowfish to help relieve a hangover. The Blowfish pills contain caffeine, aspirin and stomach soothers to help ease the pain. The pill comes in effervescent form so it works rapidly.Full Answer >
The pneumonia vaccination contains 23 strains of the pneumococcal virus stored in a saline solution with a phenol as a preservative, according to the National Vaccine Information Center. There are two versions of the vaccine. The one containing 23 strains of the virus is known as pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, or PPSV.Full Answer >