A 41-year-old male asked:
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either 20mg pepcid (famotidine) ac or 2 tums (600mg ca total) work well for my acid reflux. which is less harmful in long run? afraid of ca clogging my arteries.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Use Pepcid (famotidine) only: If worried about taking extra Calcium use Pepcid (famotidine) only, not AC that has Ca.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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