COMPARE PEPCID® TO OTHER OTC HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS

COMPARE OVER THE COUNTER HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING HISTAMINE 2 (H2) BLOCKERS, ANTACIDS AND PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (PPI). PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ABOUT WHICH TREATMENT OPTION MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

WHY CHOOSE PEPCID®

PEPCID® is an H2 blocker that provides relief for occasional heartburn in just 15-30 minutes and helps control acid all day or all night.* As the #1 doctor recommended and #1 selling brand for preventing and relieve heartburn fast, PEPCID® products contain the active ingredient famotidine, an H2 blocker that helps relieve heartburn by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. For 35 years backed by 50+ clinical studies, PEPCID® has provided safe and effective heartburn relief when used as directed. Learn more about PEPCID®.


COMPARE PEPCID® TO OTHER OVER THE COUNTER HEARTBURN MEDICINES

PEPCID® is an FDA approved, safe and effective remedy to relieve symptoms of occasional heartburn when used as directed.

Select 3 Products
Tums Antacid Peppermint Tablets
TUMS®
Calcium Carbonate
Prilosec OTC Omeprazole Delayed-Release Acid Reducing Tablets
PRILOSEC OTC®
Omeprazole
BENEFITS
Classification H2 Blocker Antacid PPI
Adult dosing 1 tablet 2-4 tablets 1 pill every day for 14 days
Intended use Treats and prevents unexpected heartburn Treats unexpected heartburn Treats frequent heartburn
Onset of heartburn relief Starts to work in minutes1 Starts to work in seconds4 Not intended for immediate relief. Can take up to 1-4 days for full effect
Duration of acid control or neutralization Up to 12 hours2 Up to 12 hours2 Up to 24 hours (when taken once daily for 14 days)
Prevents heartburn 5
No
No
Controls acid all night 2
No
Up to 24 hours (when taken once daily for 14 days)
Tablet/Capsule
Yes
No
Yes
Chewable tablet
No
Yes
No
Original Famotidine Brand, clinically proven heartburn relief for 35 years
Yes
No
No
#1 Doctor recommended Acid Reducer Brand
Yes
No
No
#1 Gastroenterologist Recommended Acid Reducer H2 Blocker Brand
Yes
No
No
Backed by 50+ Clinical Studies
Yes
No
No
FOOTER
No
*Based on Tums® Regular Strength 500 Chewables *Based on Prilosec OTC® tablets

PEPCID® provides fast heartburn relief in minutes and lasts all day*. Learn about the PEPCID® money back guarantee and find the details about our policy here

1Starts to relieve heartburn in 15-30 minutes.

2Based on 9 hour acid control studies during the day and 12 hour acid control studies at night. Acid control does not imply symptom relief.

3Prevents heartburn if taken 10-60 minutes before a meal.

4Starts to neutralize acid on contact.

5Prevents heartburn if taken 15-60 minutes before a meal.

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FIND A HEARTBURN MEDICINE THAT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU

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