Is Pepcid stronger than Zantac?
Pepcid (Famotidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.
Zantac 75 (ranitidine) works well to relieve heartburn symtoms and is quite tolerable.
You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away..
What is the best alternative to ranitidine?
In addition to PPIs, the FDA recommends other H2 blockers as Zantac alternatives. These include Pepcid (famotidine) and Tagamet (cimetidine). H2 blockers block histamine from cells in the stomach called parietal cells. This prevents stimulation of proton pump enzymes and reduces stomach acid production.
What is the most effective h2 blocker?
Famotidine is the most potent, selective H2-receptor antagonist yet available for ulcer therapy. On a weight basis, famotidine is approximately eight times more potent than ranitidine and 40 times more potent than cimetidine.
Is it OK to take Pepcid every day?
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. If you are taking this medication once daily, it is usually taken right before bedtime. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
What is the safest acid reflux medicine?
If you have mild reflux symptoms that occur less than two times a week, you can start with a low dose of famotidine (Pepcid) or cimetidine (Tagamet). Ranitidine (Zantac), another H2 blocker, was recently removed from the market because it was found to contain higher-than-acceptable levels of cancer-causing substances.
How much famotidine is equal to 150 mg of ranitidine?
20 mg famotidine is equivalent to 150 mg ranitidine and is available over the counter. If your ranitidine is prescribed and you wish to change the prescription, you may contact our office.