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Heartburn

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Heartburn, also known as pyrosis or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the Human sternum or...
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Common Heartburn treatments discussed around the web
Zantac 16,122 Gaviscon 14,342 Prilosec 10,522
455,166 conversations around the web about Heartburn to help you make a decision
455,166 conversations around the web about Heartburn to help you make a decision
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Famotidine
VS.
Omeprazole
Other name: Pepcid (Pepcid)
Other name: Prilosec (Prilosec)
4 / 10
Satisfaction
5 / 10
Satisfaction
2,528
Discussions around the web
Discussions
45,432
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Taken for:
by discussions around the web
GERD
Heartburn
Reflux
Peptic Ulcer
Indigestion
Burp
Stomach Ulcers
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Taken for:
by discussions around the web
Reflux
GERD
Heartburn
Ulcers
Indigestion
Gastritis
Stomach Ulcers
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Method of use:
Injection, Pill
Method of use:
Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Famotidine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production, and it is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD). It is co...
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Omeprazole (International Nonproprietary Name) is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Zollinger?Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is o...
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Top Concerns
Fam
Burning
5
Dizzy
5
Weight Gain
4
Drowsy
3
Rash
3
Depression
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Migraines
2
Withdrawal
2
Diabetes
2
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Weight Gain
8
Allergies
7
Burning
7
Depression
4
Dizzy
4
Insomnia
4
Sickness
4
Weakness
2
Diabetes
2
Arthritis
2
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Omeprazole
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Burning
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Ome
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Dizzy
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Ome
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4
Weight Gain
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Ome
4
8
Drowsy
Fam
Ome
3
0
Rash
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Ome
3
0
Depression
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Ome
3
4
High Blood Pressure
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Ome
3
0
Migraines
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Ome
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Withdrawal
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Ome
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Diabetes
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Weight Gain
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4
Allergies
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7
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Burning
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Fam
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5
Depression
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3
Dizzy
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5
Insomnia
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Fam
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Sickness
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4
0
Weakness
Ome
Fam
2
0
Diabetes
Ome
Fam
2
2
Arthritis
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2
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About Famotidine
Famotidine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production, and it is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD). It is co...
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About Omeprazole
Omeprazole (International Nonproprietary Name) is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Zollinger?Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is o...
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awful to deal with. I'm on omeprazole (but not pregnant) as...
" Zantac/famotidine is really effective and is used quite ...safe (Category B) Omeprazole works really really ...pregnancy though. Heartburn can be really awful to deal with. I'm on omeprazole (... "

usually take 75 mg. I take Omeprazole 40 mg a day. We also...
" ...75 mg. I take Omeprazole 40 mg a day. We also made Famotidine which I think is useless and doesn't help but that is just my opinion, maybe if a person had mild heartburn it would work.... "

moment debating going onto omeprazole to control it better...
" ...the first ulcer drugs (famotidine) for past 21years. Even with this I still have had heartburn at some time every day. I am at moment debating going onto omeprazole to control it better as I am... "

Famotidine and my alt was slightly elevated so I switch...
" ...took Famotidine and my alt was slightly elevated so I switch to omeprazole as my gerd problem persist per my ...to 59..Im only taking multivitamins ,calcium and... "

you can't take omeprazole you may be able to tolerate the...
" If you can't take omeprazole you may be able to ...proton pump ones. I have taken famotidine for 15 years with no side effects - I do have ...powerful as the ppi's ( omeprazole) but likewise muc... "

I am loathe to take omeprazole as this is so strong...
" ...seems to get rid of the constant heartburn and this seems to follow a sort of pattern so may be hormonal. My Dr suggeted I change to either ranitidine or omeprazole to get better control. I am... "

and have switched to famotidine (Pepcid). I'm getting some...
" ...omeprazole 20 mg. daily (after discussing with my GI doc). After being on this thing for months now (from early this year), I'm convinced this thing is giving me heart palpitations ...switched t... "

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me rx Pepcid (famotidine) which gave me awful diarrhea. I'm...
" ...omeprazole...which I was on a few years ago to treat peptic ulcers...and it's been so much better. Also, try eating small meals and don't over do it at dinner...try bland foods with little to... "

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dr-bob.org
of omeprazole. It works quite differently than famotidine....
" ...was the mention of omeprazole. It works quite differently than famotidine. And, I find it ...used for stomach acid control do not have similar central histaminic effects (at least, no... "

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better than taking just omeprazole. Taking the two together...
" Can a patient take Famotidine and omeprazole for reflux and heartburn or is it too much? ...have shown that taking famotidine at night may help ...reflux better than taking just omeprazole. Taki... "

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