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How one can pronounce famotidine (Pepcid) (Memorizing Pharmacology Flashcard)

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If allergic to tagamet is it safe to take pepcid ac?

 

Question by babychix2004: If allergic to tagamet is it safe to take pepcid ac?
well i am allergic to tagamet and it is an acid reducer that contains cimetidine…and i was wondering if it was safe to take pepcid ac which contains famotidine which is another acid reducer…so yea if u could let me know soon that would be great 🙂

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Answer by essentiallysolo
the only way to know for sure is to try it. You might also consider Nexium which a bit further away from cimetidine than famotidine is.

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What is the difference between Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Pepcid (Famotidine)?

 

Question by peachy_nurse: What is the difference between Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Pepcid (Famotidine)?

I’m asking because my cat has been taking Prednisolone long-term, and I need to give something to prevent gastric ulcers. I’ve been giving Famotidine, but recently read that Cimetidine may be better. Opinions?

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Answer by Doctor J
Both drugs are H2-receptor antagonists, thus, both inhibit acid production in the stomach.

They are usually prescribed for GERD, but neither drug treats the cause of GERD.

Both drugs are dangerous. They cause malabsorption of some vitamins (e.g. Vitamin B12) and many minerals (e.g. calcium, zinc, iron, etc.).

These drugs also cause bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, which is not a good thing! In fact, when researchers want to study bacterial overgrowth, they induce it with these types of drugs!

In conclusion: avoid these drugs. Find a doctor that will work with you to ‘find and fix’ the cause of your problem.

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How is Cimetidine (tagamet) and Famotidine (pepcid) different?

 

Question by rich t: How is Cimetidine (tagamet) and Famotidine (pepcid) different?
How do they work differently through the body. If it does the same thing how can they sell as two different compounds? Please cite your refferences. Thanks alot!

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Answer by steve_geo1
Cimetidine and famotidine are H1 antihistamines and act to prevent or ease “heartburn” or “acid stomach.” They are indeed different compounds. They have different molecular structures. Different companies discovered and got approval for each, so the two compounds are sold competitively to do the same thing.

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