A member asked:

Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? ive heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. true?

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Dr. Jason Reich answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Not true: Side effects of prilosec are very rare and tend to occur in sick and hospitalized patients. If pepcid (famotidine) doesn't work and prilosec does work then stick with prilosec. You can have you magnesium check every few years for reassurance.

Answered 1/31/2021

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