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Dosing Information

There is just one dose of Pepcid AC that the manufacturer recommends. However, your healthcare provider may recommend a different dose, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As with any medication, do not take more Pepcid AC than recommended unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Pepcid Dosage for more information about dosing for all forms of Pepcid, including Pepcid AC.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Pepcid AC. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Pepcid AC quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Based on studies of the prescription version of Pepcid AC, the most common side effects include:
(Click Pepcid Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to look out for.)
You can also read about other possible side effects by reading the following eMedTV articles:
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