Pepcid AC vs Zantac for GERD

Pepcid AC
(OTC)
Zantac
(OTC)
Pepcid AC is a peptic ulcer medication.
Zantac is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for GERD
4.2
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for GERD
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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April 28, 1995
October 19, 1984
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
6,655 Discussions
160,966 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for GERD
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Burps
#6 for Ulcers
#7 for Indigestion
#8 for Hives
Zantac is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pep
Headaches
3
Weight Loss
3
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
1
Rash
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Migraines
1
Exhaustion
1
Lump in throat
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Zan
Weight Gain
9
Weight Loss
2
Dizziness
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
Pneumonia
1
Muscle Pain
1
PVC's
1
Chest Tightness
1
Thyroid Problems
1
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Pepcid AC
Pep
Zantac
Zan
Headaches
Pep
Zan
3
0
Weight Loss
Pep
Zan
3
2
Weight Gain
Pep
Zan
3
9
Dizziness
Pep
Zan
1
1
Rash
Pep
Zan
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pep
Zan
1
0
Migraines
Pep
Zan
1
0
Exhaustion
Pep
Zan
1
0
Lump in throat
Pep
Zan
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pep
Zan
1
0
Weight Gain
Zan
Pep
9
3
Weight Loss
Zan
Pep
2
3
Dizziness
Zan
Pep
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zan
Pep
1
0
Palpitations
Zan
Pep
1
0
Pneumonia
Zan
Pep
1
0
Muscle Pain
Zan
Pep
1
0
PVC's
Zan
Pep
1
0
Chest Tightness
Zan
Pep
1
0
Thyroid Problems
Zan
Pep
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 Pepcid AC during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Zantac 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 Pepcid AC and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zantac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Capsule: 150 mg, 300 mg
Solution: 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL), 25 mg/mL
Syringe: 25 mg/mL
Syrup: 15 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Famotidine
Ranitidine Hcl, Ranitidine Hcl In 1/2 Normal Saline
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pepcid AC and Zantac: 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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