What is Pepcid AC used for?
Pepcid AC (Famotidine) is prescribed to treat acid reflux, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers, as well as to prevent them from returning after healing. Additionally, this medicine is used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (such as erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This medicine works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as coughing that won't go away, stomach pain, heartburn, and difficulty swallowing. In addition to treating acid indigestion and heartburn, it prevents and prevents other symptoms related to too much stomach acid. It is important to read the package instructions carefully if you are taking this medication for self-treatment, so you know when to talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Pepcid AC Information
You should take this medication with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice a day. If you take it once daily, you should take it right before bed. Depending on your medical condition and response to therapy, your dosage may also vary based on your child's weight.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding your condition including potential allergic reaction. Other medications (such as antacids) may be recommended by your doctor.
Make sure you take this medication regularly so you get the most benefit from it. Take it at the same time every day so you don't forget to take it. Don't take it more often than you were told to take it. Taking this medication without permission may delay ulcer healing. Do not stop taking it without your doctor's consent.
As needed, take one tablet of nonprescription famotidine by mouth with a glass of water if you are treating acid indigestion or heartburn by self-medication. Use one tablet with water approximately 15-60 minutes before eating or drinking foods that cause heartburn.
Do not exceed two tablets in 24 hours unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. Consult your doctor if you plan to take it for more than 14 days at a time.
Store at room temperature away from children and animals when not in use. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember.You can skip the missed dose it it is almost time for you next one
Side effects of Pepcid are not common, but may include:
- mood changes
- muscle pain or cramps
- joint pain
- dry mouth
- nausea or
Pepcid AC (Famotidine) has no known severe interactions with any drugs.
Serious Interactions of Famotidine include:
Mild Interactions of Famotidine include:
- blessed thistle
- devil's claw
The information provided does not include all possible interactions, so you should tell your doctor or pharmacist about all other medications you use before using this drug. Keep track of all your medications and share that list with your doctor and pharmacist before using this drug.
You do require a prescription to order Pepcid AC (Famotidine) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
Pepcid AC 10mg costs in Canada
60 tabs - $19.50 ($0.33/tab)
Pepcid AC 20mg (Maximum strength) costs in Canada
25 tabs - $35.00 ($1.40/tab)
50 tabs - $69.00 ($1.38/tab)
75 tabs - $90.00 ($1.20/tab)
Famotidine 20mg costs in Canada
100 tabs - $60.00 ($0.60/tab)
Famotidine 20mg costs in Canada
100 tabs - $80.00 ($0.80/tab)
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