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Pepcid AC

OTC
/ 5,636 posts
Other Names: Pepcid   Famotidine

Zantac

OTC
/ 131,135 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,636 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 131,135 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
Ranitidine ( trade name Zantac) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production. It is commonly used in treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ranitidine is also used along... Read more on Wikipedia
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By LindaB
February 6, 2014
LindaB wrote
Zantac and irregular heartbeat
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January 30, 2014
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Anti acids and PPI have an impact on my blood sugar levels
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What patients are saying about Pepcid AC vs. Zantac

559 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
a time. The Zantac seems to work better. Each one lasts...
...many miscer's get heartburn and how do you treat it? (srs) I have been going from Pepcid AC Max Strength to Zantac 150, popping 2 of each at a time. The Zantac seems to work better. Each one...
from Pepcid AC, which has stopped helping, to Zantac...
...transverse - how uncomfortable that must be! BTW, I just switched from Pepcid AC, which has stopped helping, to Zantac - it's awesome! I've had three great nights of...
seem to work, ask the doc if she should switch to pepcid ac...
...series.  make sure she keeps taking the zantac , and keep her away from acidic food.  if that doesn't seem to work, ask the doc if she should switch to pepcid ac.  even apple juic...
75 and it didn't do much, so I switched to Pepcid AC which...
I was taking Zantac 75 and it didn't do much, so I switched to Pepcid AC which only worked for about a week.  So my OB wrote me an Rx for...
AC which did nothing for me, and then we went to Zantac...
...out of your lungs. There is no sucking it up your friend is nuts. Not taking care of this can wind you up with esophogeal cancer, no thank you. My midwives prescribed Pepcid AC which did nothing...
(RX version), and when it ran out, I switched to Pepcid AC
...not, it may help...I was on Zantac (RX version), and when it ran out, I switched to Pepcid...
AC for a long time and was just switched to Zantac, with...
...kidney stones more likely, so I've stayed away from them for the most part. They aren't strong enough to make a dent in my heartburn anyway. I was on Pepcid AC for a long time and was just switch...
gave me bad heartburn right after taking it and Pepcid AC...
...Yeah I've already been taking Benadryl and Zyrtec for many ...maybe Ranitidine & Famotidine because Zantac gave me bad heartburn right after taking it and Pepcid AC gives me mild heartburn half...
think it was doing me very much, so I switched to Pepcid AC...
...well for me. I have been taking Zantac 150 for about 2 weeks, and I didn't think it was doing me very much, so I switched to Pepcid AC. Well, it turns out the Zantac 150 must have been doing...
AC which made me feel even worse. I switched to Zantac 75...
...The heartburn was killer. I started out using Pepcid AC which made me feel even worse. I switched to Zantac 75 and it got better. I now use Papaya Enzyme and that works better than either...
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