TUMS – America's #1 Heartburn Medicine
TUMS has been providing heartburn relief for more than 90 years. Created in 1928 by pharmacist James Howe to treat his wife's indigestion, the TUMS brand was introduced to the public in 1930 and quickly became an American favorite among antacid treatments.
TUMS is trusted by millions of people every year to provide fast, heartburn relief. TUMS is a true original. Unlike other antacids, TUMS is not available as a private label. GSK – the maker of TUMS – does not produce generic store-brand products. That’s what makes TUMS different, and buying store-brand is not the same experience.
Accept no imitations – reach for original, fast-acting TUMS as soon as the pain of heartburn strikes.
TUMS – A Brand That’s Part of America
TUMS is proudly American. Today, the main production facility can still be found where it was initially located nearly a century ago, in downtown St. Louis. Each year it produces over six billion tablets.1
Today, more than 60 million bottles or rolls are sold every year – almost twice as many as TUMS’s closest competitor.1
TUMS – An Advertising Legend
TUMS is famous for its advertising, including its instantly recognizable, catchy jingle. The first nationwide TUMS ad appeared in newspapers in 1951, with its simple, animated TV ads debuting in 1961.
It was 1981 that saw the brand truly enter the public consciousness. Its famous 'Tums, Tum-Tum-Tum, Tums!', sung over the music track from the hit TV series Dragnet, hit home. By 1986, TUMS was America's best-selling antacid.2
TUMS – Choose the Best Heartburn Relief
TUMS provides fast-acting relief from the pain of heartburn. The secret is its primary active ingredient – calcium carbonate, which is mined from limestone – that quickly gets to work tackling the symptoms of heartburn.
More than 60 million Americans suffer from the discomfort of heartburn every month.3
That's because 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 – the tube that connects the throat and the stomach – causing painful heartburn. This is called acid reflux. Acid reflux can be caused by spicy or fatty foods, stress or anxiety, smoking and certain medications, among other things.4
The result? Painful – or at least uncomfortable – heartburn that can stop you from getting on with your day.
Calcium carbonate quickly and effectively fights heartburn. The antacid medicine goes to work fast, dissolving swiftly and neutralizing stomach acid on contact. TUMS goes to work in seconds, so you can get back to your day fast.
Today, TUMS antacid products are available in a whole range of great-tasting flavors and types. From new TUMS Chewy Bites Cooling Sensation, which provides relief with every bite, to the deliciously smooth and tasty TUMS Smoothies™ – there's a TUMS for everyone.
It's why millions of people have trusted TUMS antacids for more than nine decades. Consumers have relied on the same active ingredient – calcium carbonate – for effective heartburn relief since 1930.
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