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What if I forget to take a dose of calcium carbonate?

If you're taking the antacid calcium carbonate (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums) on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose on schedule. Never take a double dose of calcium carbonate to make up for a missed dose.

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