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ALERT: The FDA has requested the recall of Zantac® and other products containing ranitidine1


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 below.

About heartburn

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 is 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.

FDA=Food and Drug Administration
*Based on 8 hours of symptom relief studies during the day.
Prevents heartburn if taken 10-60 minutes before a meal.

Zantac® is a registered trademark of Chattem, Inc.

Reference: 1. All ranitidine products (Zantac): press release - FDA requests removal. News release. Food and Drug Administration. April 1, 2020. Accessed April 9, 2020.

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