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  • Pepcid Complete
    (calcium carbonate/famotidine/magnesium hydroxide)

    THERAPEUTIC CLASS

    Antacid/H2-blocker

    DEA CLASS

    OTC

    INDICATIONS

    Relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach.

    ADULT DOSAGE

    Adults: Chew 1 tab completely before swallowing. Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs.

    PEDIATRIC DOSAGE

    Pediatrics: ≥12 Yrs: Chew 1 tab completely before swallowing. Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs.

    ADMINISTRATION

    Oral route. Do not swallow tab whole; chew completely.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Tab, Chewable: (Famotidine-Calcium Carbonate-Magnesium Hydroxide) 10mg-800mg-165mg

    WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS

    Do not use in patients allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers, if patient is vomiting with blood, or has trouble/pain swallowing food, or bloody/black stools. Caution with heartburn >3 months; heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness; chest or shoulder pain with SOB, sweating, pain spreading to arms/neck/shoulders, or lightheadedness; frequent chest pain; frequent wheezing with heartburn; unexplained weight loss; N/V; or stomach pain. D/C if heartburn continues/worsens or if use needed for >14 days.

    DRUG INTERACTIONS

    Do not use with other acid reducers.

    PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

    Safety not known in pregnancy/nursing.

    MECHANISM OF ACTION

    Famotidine: Acid reducer. Magnesium Hydroxide/Calcium Carbonate: Antacids.

    ASSESSMENT

    Assess for previous allergy to the drug or other acid reducers, other conditions where treatment is cautioned, pregnancy/nursing status, and for possible drug interactions.

    MONITORING

    Monitor for continued or worsening of heartburn and duration of therapy.

    PATIENT COUNSELING

    Advise to use ud. Instruct to consult a physician before use if pregnant/breastfeeding. Instruct to d/c and consult a physician if heartburn continues or worsens, or if patient needs to take the product for >14 days. Advise to notify physician of any medication use.

    STORAGE

    20-25°C (68-77°F). Protect from moisture.