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Tums vs pepcid

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 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 18 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.
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie ann Harrigan
Family Medicine 20 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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Use Pepcid (famotidine) only: If worried about taking extra Calcium use Pepcid (famotidine) only, not AC that has Ca.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Tecta: Tecta should start working within 2-3 days but usually we give a drug 2 weeks. It is metabolized in the liver and sometimes fast metabolizers may get... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hernia repair: I am not clear about your statement above. And why is there a question mark? Are you saying you engaged in repeated purging bringing on chest pains?... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Virus: A viral infection was likely causing both respiratory tract involvement and gastroenteritis. If upper abdominal burning discomfort persists, follow a ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 49 years experience
Yes: Famotidine is a class B drug and can be used safely in pregnancy. This is true for other drugs in the same category such as ranitidine or cimetidine.
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