Famotidine vs Omeprazole for Heartburn

Famotidine
(OTC)
Omeprazole
(OTC)
Famotidine is a peptic ulcer medication.
Omeprazole is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
1.8
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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April 16, 2001
November 16, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,259 Discussions
61,218 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for GERD
#2 for Heartburn
#3 for Reflux
#4 for Peptic Ulcer
#5 for Indigestion
#6 for Burps
Famotidine is approved for GERD, Heartburn and Reflux and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for GERD
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for Ulcers
#5 for Gastritis
#6 for Indigestion
Omeprazole is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fam
Anxiety
5
Dizziness
5
Headaches
4
Depression
3
Weight Gain
3
Rash
3
Chest Pain
3
Weight Loss
3
Insomnia
2
Drowsiness
2
Ome
Weight Gain
6
Burning
6
Weight Loss
4
Dizziness
3
Weakness
2
Itching
2
Rash
1
Palpitations
1
Anemia
1
Lump in throat
1
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Famotidine
Fam
Omeprazole
Ome
Anxiety
Fam
Ome
5
0
Dizziness
Fam
Ome
5
3
Headaches
Fam
Ome
4
0
Depression
Fam
Ome
3
0
Weight Gain
Fam
Ome
3
6
Rash
Fam
Ome
3
1
Chest Pain
Fam
Ome
3
0
Weight Loss
Fam
Ome
3
4
Insomnia
Fam
Ome
2
0
Drowsiness
Fam
Ome
2
0
Weight Gain
Ome
Fam
6
3
Burning
Ome
Fam
6
0
Weight Loss
Ome
Fam
4
3
Dizziness
Ome
Fam
3
5
Weakness
Ome
Fam
2
0
Itching
Ome
Fam
2
0
Rash
Ome
Fam
1
3
Palpitations
Ome
Fam
1
0
Anemia
Ome
Fam
1
0
Lump in throat
Ome
Fam
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Famotidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Famotidine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Omeprazole and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 20 mg (Dis), 40 mg (Dis)
Piggyback: 20 mg/50 mL
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Suspension: 40 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Packet: 20 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 2 mg/mL
Tablet: 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Famotidine , Famotidine In Saline Iso-Osmotic/Pf , Famotidine/Pf
Omeprazole, Omeprazole Magnesium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Famotidine and Omeprazole: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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