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Maximum Strength Pepcid AC Tablets (J&J -- Merck)
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Description: (PEPCID AC)
Each Pepcid AC Tablet, Chewable tablet, and gelcap contain famotidine 10 mg as an active ingredient.
Each Maximum Strength Pepcid AC Tablet contains famotidine 20 mg as an active ingredient.
TABLETS: Hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, red iron oxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose red iron oxide, starch, talc, titanium dioxide.
CHEWABLE TABLETS: aspartame, cellulose acetate, flavors, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, red ferric oxide.
GELCAPS: benzyl alcohol, black iron oxide, butylparaben, castor oil, edetate calcium disodium, FD&C red #40, gelatin, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized corn starch, propylene glycol, propylparaben, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium propionate, talc, titanium dioxide.
Inactive Ingredients: (Max. Strength Pepcid AC.)
carnauba wax, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, talc, titanium dioxide.
It contains famotidine, a prescription-proven medicine.
The ingredient in PEPCID AC and Maximum Strength Pepcid AC, famotidine, has been prescribed by doctors for years to treat millions of patients safely and effectively. The active ingredient in PEPCID AC and Maximum Strength Pepcid AC has been taken safely with many frequently prescribed medications.
It is normal for the stomach to produce acid, especially after consuming food and beverages. However, acid in the wrong place (the esophagus), or too much acid, can cause burning pain and discomfort that interfere with everyday activities.
·Heartburn--Caused by acid in the esophagus
In clinical studies, PEPCID AC and Maximum Strength Pepcid AC film-coated tablets were significantly better than placebo tablet (tablets without the medicine) in relieving and preventing heartburn. Pepcid AC and Maximum Strength Pepcid AC chewables contain the same active ingredient.
Tips for Managing Heartburn:
Allergy alert Do not use if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers
Do not use:
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Maximum Strength Pepcid AC:
in addition to the above the following also applies to the chewable tablet
Pepcid AC Tablet is available as a rose-colored tablet identified as `PEPCID AC'. NDC 16837-872
Pepcid AC Gelcap is available as a rose and white gelatin coated, capsule shaped tablet identified as `PEPCID AC'. NDC 16837-856
Pepcid AC Chewable Tablet is available as a rose-colored chewable tablet identified as `PEPCID AC'. NDC 16837-873
Maximum Strength Pepcid AC Tablet is a white, "D" shaped, film coated tablet identifed as "PAC 20." NDC 16837 855