One thing to keep in mind is to pay attention to the active ingredients - these are the same found in Tums (calcium carbonate) and Pepcid (famotidine). So essentially, if you have both these products available at home, you can take them and they will provide the same relief as Pepcid Complete. Like many other over-the-counter products, Pepcid Complete is a combination product that is available for convenience and optimal relief.
Pepcid Complete comes in 3 flavors: tropical fruit, berry, or cool mint. Adults 12 years old and older, chew 1 tablet completely and then swallow. Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not use: if you have pain swallowing, vomiting with blood, or blood in stool. These may be signs of a serious condition and you should see your physician.
Ask your doctor before use: if you have had heartburn > 3 months, frequent chest pain, or chest pain spreading to left arm, neck or shoulders. As prescriptions may interact with antacids, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Pepcid Complete.
For more information, visit http://www.pepcid.com/pepcid-complete
Posted by: Stephanie Shieh, PharmD Candidate 2014