Pepcid and Zantac

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Pepcid and Zantac

Postby SickGirl » Aug 20, 2004 12:38 pm


I've read on here about using Zantac and then Pepcid for others. Does these 2 basically do the same thing? Is one better than the other?

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Postby kitty_doc » Aug 20, 2004 3:38 pm

They are both H2 antagonists which block stomach acid production. My OB prefers the Zantac because it has been around longer and has been more well studied in pg women. I take 75 mg twice a day, occasionally taking 150 mg at night if I feel really acidic after supper. One thing that also helps me is Gas-X. I find that if I get a lot of gas in my stomach I will feel sicker, so I take that twice a day too.
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