What is this medication?Original Strength Pepcid AC contains an acid reducer. It is intended to relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. It is also intended to prevent heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating or drinking certain foods and beverages.
Are there any warnings associated with Original Strength Pepcid AC?Do not use this product if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers.
Do not use this product if you have trouble or pain swallowing food; vomiting with blood; or black or bloody stools. These could be signs of a serious condition.
Do not use this product with other acid reducers.
Stop using Original Strength Pepcid AC and talk to a doctor if your heartburn continues or worsens, or if you need to take this product for more than 14 days.
Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.
Should I talk to my doctor before taking Original Strength Pepcid AC?Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have had heartburn for over 3 months. This could be a sign of a more serious condition.
Talk to a doctor before using Original Strength Pepcid AC if you have heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness; chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath, sweating, pain spreading to your arms, neck or shoulders, or lightheadedness; frequent chest pain; frequent wheezing, especially with heartburn; unexplained weight loss; nausea or vomiting; or stomach pain.
Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the possible side effects of Original Strength Pepcid AC?Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
What should I avoid while taking Original Strength Pepcid AC?Do not use this product with other acid reducers. Do not chew the tablet. Do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Original Strength Pepcid AC?If Original Strength Pepcid AC is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Original Strength Pepcid AC with any other medication.
What is the usual dosage of Original Strength Pepcid AC?Adults and children ≥12 years: To relieve symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water. Do not chew the tablet. To prevent symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water at any time from 15 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn. Do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
Children <12 years: Ask your doctor.
How should I store this medication?Store at room temperature, and protect from moisture.