Related Questions

Which is better to treat esophageal reflux that induces anxiety? Pepcid AC or zantac (ranitidine)?

Reflux. Response to medication is very individualized. The best or most efficient medication is the one which works best for that person. Both medications are in the same family and thus have a very similar mechanism if action. Read more...
They are similar. No real reason to think one is better than another. Read more...
H2. Both are fairly equivalent in most studies for reflux. Neither have bad drug interactions. I personally like Pepcid (famotidine) complete because it includes Pepcid (famotidine) plus an antacid...In my experience works better and quicker than even ppis like prilosec... Read more...

I have really bad heartburn. I have trouble breathing. Pepcid AC and Zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work. Sometimes I get a stabbing feeling in my belly. What is it?

See your doctor. No telling! can be inflammation of the esophagus/stomach or other intestinal syndrome... Alcohol doesn't help... Too little information to even suggest a diagnosis. Best advice: don't second guess and have yourself checked out! Read more...

Which is generally more effective? Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine). I heard zantac (ranitidine) you can build tolerance unlike pepcid. Is this true?

Equivalent. ranitidine (Zantac) and famotidine (Pepcid) work very well for mild to moderate reflux and can be taken for up to 6 weeks before either starts to lose effect. Now for most people, 6 weeks is enough to allow the stomach to heal, and ongoing use is not needed. For those who require longer use of a daily reflux medication, omeprazole (Prilosec) or pantoprazole (Protonix) don't lose efficacy. Read more...