What You Need to Know About Pepcid AC

Alternatives to Pepcid AC

Pepcid AC is usually quite effective at treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), ulcers, or other digestive problems. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to Pepcid AC. Examples of substitute medications include:
Other alternatives to Pepcid AC include dietary changes (see GERD Diet) and surgery (for more serious problems).
(Click Famotidine Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to Pepcid AC. Click Treatment Options for GERD for information on other ways of managing GERD.)

What If I Take an Overdose of Pepcid AC?

People who take too much Pepcid AC may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia).
If you happen to overdose on Pepcid AC, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Famotidine Overdose for more information.)

How Should Pepcid AC Be Stored?

Pepcid AC should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. The tablets and gelcaps should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep Pepcid AC and all medications out of the reach of children.

Pepcid (Famotidine)

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