Pepcid is a non-prescription medicine for heartburn, H2 blockers histamine receptors, which has been approved in the US application.
Active substance ofÂ Pepcid
Excipients ofÂ Pepcid
Core: colloidal silicon dioxide — 0.5 mg; Magnesium stearate — 1 mg; povidone K90 — 2 mg; sodium carboxymethyl starch type A — 3 mg; talc — 3 mg; corn starch — 28 mg; lactose monohydrate — 52.5 mg
shell film: iron oxide red — 0,002 mg; colloidal silicon dioxide — 0,04 mg; titanium dioxide — 0,148 mg; Macrogol 6000 — 0.2495 mg; Sepifilm 003 (Valium — 2.97585 mg, macrogol stearate — 0.33065 mg) — 3.3065 mg
Maximum Strength Pepcid AC
Available in two versions of Pepcid
Original Strength PepcidÂ® ACÂ®, one tablet containing 10 mg of famotidine, and
Maximum Strength PepcidÂ® ACÂ®, one tablet containing 20 mg of famotidine.
Pharmacological group: drugs that reduce the secretion of gastric glands.
Indications for use
treat heartburn associated with gastric hyperacidity.
preventing heartburn associated with acidity, before the use of certain food and drinks
Other Indications ofÂ Pepcid
— Duodenal ulcer and gastric exacerbation, relapse prevention;
— Symptomatic treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum (associated with taking NSAIDs, stress, postoperative ulcers);
— Erosive gastro;
— Functional dyspepsia associated with increased secretion of the stomach;
— Reflux esophagitis;
— Zollinger-Ellison syndrome;
— Prevention of recurrent bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract;
— Prevention of aspiration of gastric juice during general anesthesia (Mendelson’s syndrome).
The nosological classification (ICD-10)
K31.8.2 * gastric hyperacidity
R14 Flatulence and related conditions
Dosing and Administration ofÂ Pepcid
Inside, the whole with a little water. In case of heartburn or other symptoms of dyspepsia should take 1 tablet.
Contraindications ofÂ Pepcid
— Lactation (breastfeeding);
— Hypersensitivity to the drug;
— Hypersensitivity to other blockers of histamine H2-receptor.
Precautions should be prescribed the drug for kidney and liver failure, liver cirrhosis with portosystemic encephalopathy in history.
Overdose ofÂ Pepcid
Symptoms: vomiting, motor excitation, tremors, decreased blood pressure, tachycardia, collapse.
Treatment: gastric lavage, symptomatic and supportive therapy; hemodialysis.