What is calcium carbonate/famotidine/Mg hydroxide?
Famotidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Calcium and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals that neutralize acid in the stomach.
The combination of famotidine, calcium, and magnesium is used to relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach.
Famotidine, calcium, and magnesium may also be used for conditions other than those listed in this medication guide.
Heartburn can be confused with early symptoms of heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, dizziness, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, nausea or vomiting, and a general ill feeling.
You should not use this medication if you have:
- trouble swallowing;
- vomiting with blood;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- if you are allergic to famotidine or similar medications such as ranitidine (Zantac), cimetidine (Tagamet), or nizatidine (Axid).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using famotidine, calcium, and magnesium if you have:
- nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
- unusual weight loss;
- wheezing or trouble breathing when you have heartburn; or
- if you have had heartburn for longer than 3 months.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to used famotidine, calcium, and magnesium, or you need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
It is not known whether famotidine, calcium, and magnesium is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Famotidine, calcium, and magnesium may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication to treat a child younger than 12 years of age.
Do not take famotidine, calcium, and magnesium together with regular famotidine (Pepcid, Pepcid AC, Pepcid RPD) or another acid reducer; or
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Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, fast heart rate, or fainting.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if:
- your heartburn gets worse; or
- you still have heartburn after 2 weeks of taking famotidine, calcium, and magnesium.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Tell your doctor about all other medications you use. Famotidine, calcium, and magnesium can make it harder for your body to absorb certain drugs. Your other medications may not work as well if you take them with famotidine, calcium, and magnesium.
There may be other drugs that can interact with famotidine, calcium, and magnesium. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Pepcid Complete, calcium carbonate/famotidine/Mg hydroxide, and Dual Action Complete
Available Strengths & Dosages
||800 mg-10 mg-165 mg
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