Omeprazole vs Pepcid AC

Omeprazole
(OTC)
Pepcid AC
(OTC)
Omeprazole is a peptic ulcer medication.
Pepcid AC is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for GERD
1.6
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for GERD
4.2
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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November 16, 2001
April 28, 1995
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
61,245 Discussions
6,655 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Heartburn
#2 for GERD
#3 for Reflux
#4 for Indigestion
#5 for Burps
Pepcid AC is approved for Heartburn, GERD and Reflux and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ome
Weight Gain
7
Burning
7
Weight Loss
5
Dizziness
3
Weakness
2
Itching
2
Rash
2
Palpitations
2
Anemia
2
Lump in throat
2
Pep
Headaches
4
Weight Loss
3
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
1
Rash
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Migraines
1
Exhaustion
1
Lump in throat
1
Sickness
1
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Omeprazole
Ome
Pepcid AC
Pep
Weight Gain
Ome
Pep
7
3
Burning
Ome
Pep
7
0
Weight Loss
Ome
Pep
5
3
Dizziness
Ome
Pep
3
1
Weakness
Ome
Pep
2
0
Itching
Ome
Pep
2
0
Rash
Ome
Pep
2
1
Palpitations
Ome
Pep
2
0
Anemia
Ome
Pep
2
0
Lump in throat
Ome
Pep
2
1
Headaches
Pep
Ome
4
0
Weight Loss
Pep
Ome
3
5
Weight Gain
Pep
Ome
3
7
Dizziness
Pep
Ome
1
3
Rash
Pep
Ome
1
2
Loss of Appetite
Pep
Ome
1
0
Migraines
Pep
Ome
1
0
Exhaustion
Pep
Ome
1
0
Lump in throat
Pep
Ome
1
2
Sickness
Pep
Ome
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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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Pepcid AC during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Omeprazole and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pepcid AC and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Packet: 20 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 2 mg/mL
Tablet: 20 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Omeprazole , Omeprazole Magnesium
Famotidine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Omeprazole and Pepcid AC: 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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I suffer from dyspepsia and acid reflux on TRT but it's ...
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"I suffer from dyspepsia and acid reflux on TRT but it's effectively managed ...On cycle, and depending on the compounds, I use Omeprazole or Pantoprazole depending on severity and recurrence of symptoms."
November 10, 2014
Be very careful with these meds. It can cause polyps in the stomach with no symptoms. My daughter has millions of them and they don't have a treatment plan as of yet. It can turn to stomach
cancer. Hers are non malignant now but very scary.

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