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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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Famotidine vs Omeprazole for Heartburn

Famotidine
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Omeprazole
Other name: Pepcid Pepcid
Other name: Prilosec Prilosec
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
2.1
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
1.3
Concern level
2.1
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Method of use:
Injection, Pill
Method of use:
Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
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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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Dizzy
6
Burning
6
Weight Gain
5
Depression
4
Rash
4
Drowsy
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Palpitations
3
Withdrawal
2
Migraines
2
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Burning
8
Weight Gain
8
Allergies
7
Depression
5
Dizzy
4
Insomnia
4
Sickness
4
Diabetes
3
Arthritis
2
Exhausted
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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l to deal with. I'm on omeprazole (but not pregnant) as anta...
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" Zantac/famotidine is really effective and is used quite ...considered relatively safe (Category B) Omeprazole works really really well but ...frequently in pregnancy though. Heartburn can be really awful... "

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usually take 75 mg. I take Omeprazole 40 mg a day. We also...
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" ...take 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.... "

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moment debating going onto omeprazole to control it better...
| www.nomorepanic.co.uk
" ...taken 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... "

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Famotidine and my alt was slightly elevated so I switch...
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" I took Famotidine and my alt was slightly elevated so I switch to omeprazole as my gerd problem persist per my doctors... "

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and my doctor just prescribed famotidine 20 mg in the pm....
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" ...and my doctor just prescribed famotidine 20 mg in the ...pm. I have this feeling like there is something stuck in my throat the omeprazole made it subside a little but now he wants me... "
September 14, 2015
where is the rest of medschat comment above and also all of them below? I can see a few lines of the comment and then it looks like there is more, but its no where to be found?

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Does your wife take Omeprazole (Prilosec)? I started taking...
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" Does your wife take Omeprazole (Prilosec)? I started taking it about the same time my shocks started. My neurologist suggested I switch to something else (for heartburn), so now I take Famotidine.... "

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you can't take omeprazole you may be able to tolerate the...
| www.nomorepanic.co.uk
" 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 much less side... "

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and started eating a couple of cold dill pickle spears....
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" ...After endoscopy, my Doctor prescribed 40 mg of Famotidine (Pepcid) twice a day. ...take with Famotodine and my symptoms became much worse so I discontinued the Omeprazole (proton pump inhibitor) and... "

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am loathe to take omeprazole as this is so strong bu...
| www.nomorepanic.co.uk
" ...is not as good. I have always had the odd week where nothing 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... "

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and have switched to famotidine (Pepcid). I'm getting some...
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" ...stepping away from my 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... "

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