I personally do not like TUMS, I will only use them when I do not have anything else at all to dull the burn in my gut. Even chewing the TUMS, nauseates me. It is a disgusting taste and a nasty texture. Very calky & leaves a coating in your mouth. Now, don't get me wrong, the TUMS will help for the time being...but if you're anything like me with not liking the taste and texture then I'm guessing you may feel nauseated as well. Effectiveness TUMS will sometimes get the job done. I honestly do not personally find it effective. I'd use an anti-acid pill every day when I wake up. That way you don't need to chew it or swallow something you do not like the taste or texture of. Ease of Use I do not at all find the TUMS brand easy to take. The texture and the taste of the TUMS itself is not good. The thought actually nauseates me. For the people who do not know, all you need to do is chew the tablet. There is no other way to use the tablet. Immediacy TUMS will get the job done, for a short period of time though. If that is what you are looking for then TUMS would be the right decision for you. The TUMS work as soon as you swallow them since they are already chewed.