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Pepcid ac vs tums

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
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
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes it is safe. There is no impact on the therapeutic effects of Pepcid (famotidine) AC if tums is taken 4 hours after.

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A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Use Pepcid (famotidine) only: If worried about taking extra Calcium use Pepcid (famotidine) only, not AC that has Ca.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: Both medications are very safe if used for less than two weeks. No interactions. Discuss with your doc if you need it for more than two weeks. And co... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
C MD: Find out what the problem is; could be esophagitis (inflamed foodpipe), stomach or duodennal inflammation or ulcer, or bigger problem. Antacids like ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
When you chew these: tablets small pieces remain in the crevices in your tongue , adhere to the esophageal lining and if you have a HIATUS HERNIA may "hang around" for day... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Milk or Yogurt: These may help for a milder probelm but antacids are much more effective. You can either take Pepcid (famotidine) double strength or use prilosec...Bo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie ann Harrigan
Hospital-based practice 19 years experience
Reflux : you can always double up on Prilosec OTC and take 40mg once a day. However if nothing is helping Id recommend getting evaluated. Could be gallbladder ... Read More

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