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Tagamet vs pepcid

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Very little: Tagamet (cimetidine), Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are h2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduc... Read More
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Same class: Same class of medication so very similar.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Sulfa is an antibiotic but sulfate is an agent (salt) bound to many medications and has not been known to cause any adverse reactions. It is unusual ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
About the same: They both are about the same although Pepcid (famotidine) ac also has an antacid in it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. However you should consult your doctor if you do require both drugs regularly to control your sympt... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the r... Read More
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