You asked: How much Tums can you give a child?

4yrs (>49lbs): 1 chew tab; max 4 tabs/24hrs.

Are Tums harmful kids?

A one-time ingestion of Tums is not usually a problem. There can be minor stomach upset, and maybe diarrhea or constipation. If you notice that your child has ingested Tums, it is important not to panic. Take the product away from the child and wipe their mouth out with a soft wet cloth.

Can I give my child antacid?

Antacids such as children’s versions of Tums or Gaviscon may help. Be careful when you give your child over-the-counter antacid medicines. Many of these medicines have aspirin in them. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 18.

Can I give my 2 year old Tums?

Children Dosage:

<2yrs (<24lbs): individualize. 2–4yrs (24–47lbs): ½ chew tab; max 2 tabs/24hrs. > 4yrs (>49lbs): 1 chew tab; max 4 tabs/24hrs.

What helps a child’s upset stomach?

Home treatment for tummy aches

  1. Have your child lie down and rest.
  2. Place a warm compress or heating pad on their stomach.
  3. Gently massage your child’s belly, which can help with gas and indigestion.
  4. Give small sips of water.
  5. Check with your doctor before giving any over-the-counter medication.

What can I give my child for acid reflux?

Heartburn Treatment for Children

  • H2 blockers (Pepcid, Tagamet)
  • Proton pump inhibitors (such as Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec)
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Can my 7 year old have acid reflux?

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER), also called reflux, is when food and acid from the stomach go back up into the esophagus. This causes an uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often called heartburn. GER can happen in adults and kids, even babies.

Can a 7 year old take Pepcid?

If your child is age 12 or older, you can give him Pepcid AC (famotidine) without talking to his doctor first. Pepcid AC is the nonprescription version of Pepcid, a drug that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach; it’s recommended for people ages 12 and older to treat or prevent occasional heartburn.

Can I give Pepto Bismol to my 8 year old?

Use Over-the-Counter Medicine With Care

Regular Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate, containing bismuth subsalicylate, are approved for kids 12 and older.

What can you give a child for upset stomach and vomiting?

Small Sips for Diarrhea or Vomiting

Give your child a special solution like Pedialyte, clear soups, water, or juice mixed with water. Start with a few teaspoons every 5 minutes. When they can drink without throwing up, try giving larger amounts.

Can you give kids Pepto?

Pepto Bismol is safe for kids 12 years and older when used as directed. Kids from age 2-12 years old can take Pepto Kids. Read more about how to take Pepto Bismol. Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use Pepto Bismol.