About TUMS Heartburn Relief
About TUMS Heartburn Relief

About TUMS®

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There’s a reason TUMS® is known as America’s #1 antacid. The iconic brand has been a treatment in the fight against heartburn for nearly 90 years. Created in 1928 by pharmacist James Howe to treat his wife's indigestion, TUMS® brand was introduced to the public in 1930 and quickly became an American favorite. Today, the main production facility for TUMS® can still be found in downtown St. Louis, where it was originally built.

GSK, the makers of TUMS®, does not produce private labels (like generic store-brand products). That’s what makes TUMS® different, and buying store-brand is not the same experience.

Part of the allure of TUMS® is that its primary active ingredient is a naturally mined product: calcium carbonate.

Why TUMS® Works

Part of the allure of TUMS® is that its primary active ingredient is a naturally mined product: calcium carbonate. In other words, a simple ingredient that does a lot to provide heartburn relief.

The digestive process doesn't always work the way it should—it’s not uncommon for acid to back up in the stomach and flow into the esophagus, causing heartburn. This may be caused by spicy or fatty foods, eating before bed, drinking too much, stress, and smoking. But calcium carbonate fights heartburn, so TUMS® antacid travels directly to the source, dissolving easily and neutralizing acid on contact.

TUMS® antacid goes to work in seconds and provides fast heartburn relief.

True Relief—Fast

As a result, TUMS® antacid goes to work in seconds. TUMS® antacids have been trusted by millions of people for more than eight decades. Consumers have relied on the same active ingredient—calcium carbonate—for effective heartburn relief since 1930.

TUMS® and the Competition

Other classes of heartburn medications are absorbed into the bloodstream and can take hour or days to fully work. But TUMS® antacids gets to work in seconds. Available in more strengths and flavor varieties than any other brand, it's easy to see why TUMS® is America's #1 antacid.

TUMS® antacid tastes great, too, giving you more flavor options than anyone else. Keep reading and discover what else makes TUMS® antacid miles ahead of the competition.

 
America’s #1 antacid brand        
Goes to work instantly for fast heartburn relief        
Available in Ultra, Extra & Regular strength        
Available in Smooth Dissolve Form        
Available in a soft chew        
Available in a hard chew        
Comes from a natural source        
#1 physician, pharmacist, and OB-GYN recommended adult antacid brand        
Trusted brand to fight heartburn fast for nearly 85 years        

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