Famotidine vs Ranitidine

Famotidine
(OTC)
Ranitidine
(OTC)
Famotidine is a peptic ulcer medication.
Ranitidine is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Reflux
3.3
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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April 16, 2001
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,268 Discussions
36,207 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 Allergy
#5 for Ulcers
#6 for Burps
#7 for Indigestion
#8 for Hives
Ranitidine 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
4
Dizziness
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
3
Depression
2
Rash
2
Chest Pain
2
Weight Loss
2
Insomnia
2
Drowsiness
2
Ran
Weight Gain
9
Weight Loss
2
Headaches
2
Dizziness
1
Drowsiness
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Back Pain
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
Pneumonia
1
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Anxiety
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0
Dizziness
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Ran
3
1
Headaches
Fam
Ran
3
2
Weight Gain
Fam
Ran
3
9
Depression
Fam
Ran
2
0
Rash
Fam
Ran
2
0
Chest Pain
Fam
Ran
2
0
Weight Loss
Fam
Ran
2
2
Insomnia
Fam
Ran
2
0
Drowsiness
Fam
Ran
2
1
Weight Gain
Ran
Fam
9
3
Weight Loss
Ran
Fam
2
2
Headaches
Ran
Fam
2
3
Dizziness
Ran
Fam
1
3
Drowsiness
Ran
Fam
1
2
High Blood Pressure
Ran
Fam
1
0
Back Pain
Ran
Fam
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ran
Fam
1
0
Palpitations
Ran
Fam
1
0
Pneumonia
Ran
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 Ranitidine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, 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
No methods of use & dosage information found
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
Ranitidine Hcl, Ranitidine Hcl In 1/2 Normal Saline
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Famotidine and Ranitidine: 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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