- Are Pepcid and Zantac the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Pepcid?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zantac?
- What is Pepcid?
- What is Zantac?
- What Drugs Interact with Pepcid?
- What Drugs Interact with Zantac?
- How Should Pepcid Be Taken?
- How Should Zantac Be Taken?
Are Pepcid and Zantac the Same Thing?
Pepcid (famotidine) and Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) are H2-blockers used to treat and prevent recurrence of stomach and duodenal ulcers. Pepcid is also useful in managing heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Pepcid?
Common side effects of Pepcid include:
- mood changes,
- muscle pain or cramps,
- joint pain,
- dry mouth,
- nausea, or
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zantac?
Common side effects of Zantac include:
- headache (may be severe),
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- decreased sex drive,
- difficulty having an orgasm,
- muscle pain,
- stomach pain,
- or swollen or tender breasts (in men).
What is Pepcid?
Pepcid (famotidine) is an H2-blocker used to treat and prevent recurrence of stomach and duodenal ulcers. Pepcid is also useful in managing heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Pepcid is available as a generic drug.
What is Zantac?
- erosive esophagitis,
- and Zollinger Ellison syndrome.
What Drugs Interact With Pepcid?
What Drugs Interact With Zantac?
Zantac may also interact with triazolam, procainamide, riazolam, midazolam, glipizide, delavirdine, and gefitinib.
How Should Pepcid Be Taken?
Pepcid (famotidine) dosage depends on the condition being treated.
How Should Zantac Be Taken?
Zantac is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable formulations.
- adults and children 12 years and over:
- children under 12 years: ask a doctor
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