A 56-year-old member asked:
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tums and pepcid (famotidine) the same?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker.
Answered on Jun 10, 2019

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