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Is Tums the same as pepcid (famotidine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
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 & calcium carbonate, used for indigestion & heartburn.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
They are not the same.
Oct 14, 2013

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