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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely.: If you have persistent heartburn despite taking Pepcid, (famotidine) it is perfectly acceptable to use Tums as needed in addition. In fact, it is good ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: Do NOT take expired medications, 2 years is very old, may be more harm then good. If abdominal pain milk has calcium,a neutralizer. Calcium is the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Use Pepcid (famotidine) only: If worried about taking extra Calcium use Pepcid (famotidine) only, not AC that has Ca.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This could be GERD: but there are other more serious diagnoses possible including heart disease. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possibl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About the same: They both are about the same although Pepcid (famotidine) ac also has an antacid in it.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It should have an expiration date.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is an acid blocker but not an antacid.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or long ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not worth mention: Marketing ploy.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maalox or mylanta: may work faster than rolaids or tums, (calcium carbonate)but other that little difference
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tums/Pepcid: Pepcid (famotidine) is a histamine h2 receptor antagonist it inhibits stomach acid & is used for ulcers & gerd. Tums is an antacid made of sucrose & c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exerc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different fr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many work: The one that works for you. Try each of these and see which one works well for you. Some folks prefer tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) and rola ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Ruditser
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to bel ... Read More
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