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COMPARE THE MOA OF DIFFERENT HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS

GIVE YOUR PATIENTS INFORMATION ABOUT PEPCID®

PEPCID® is a histamine-2 blocker that works fast and lasts all day.* It contains famotidine, which helps relieve heartburn by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS:

Learn more about the different types of heartburn medications here or by downloading one of our resources.

When gastric contents flow backward from the stomach into the esophagus, nerve fibers in the esophagus are stimulated, resulting in the burning pain known as heartburn.

While heartburn symptoms are most commonly described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest, patients may experience it in other ways:

  • Starting high in the abdomen
  • Extending up into the neck
  • Extending to the back
  • Feeling a sharp or pressure-like sensation

Learn about common heartburn triggers, and see tips for counseling your patients on diet and lifestyle.

HOW TO TREAT HEARTBURN WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH PEPCID AC®