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Pepcid: Original Strength PEPCID AC®

Pepcid: Original Strength PEPCID AC®

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Treat heartburn with trusted prevention and relief.

Original Strength PEPCID AC® still controls acid all day or all night,* but at a lower dose compared to Maximum Strength PEPCID AC®.

Who is it great for?


Do you have a favorite food you know sets off your heartburn? Outfox the flames with Original Strength PEPCID AC®. Take it in as little as ten minutes before your first bite to prevent heartburn before it starts.

*Reduces and controls stomach acid for up to 12 hours.

†Prevents heartburn if taken 10 to 15 minutes before a meal.

Relieves and prevents heartburn, acid indigestion and upset or sour stomach due to excess stomach acid.

DOSAGE: Adults & Children 12 years and over

For relief of symptoms, take one (1) tablet.

For prevention of acid-related symptoms brought on by consuming food and/or beverage, take one (1) tablet 10 to 15 minutes before eating.

If symptoms return, you may take another tablet.

Do not take more than two tablets during a 24-hour period.

If symptoms continue for more than 14 days, talk to your doctor.

Active Ingredient

Each tablet of Original Strength PEPCID AC® contains 10 mg of famotidine.

Non-medicinal Ingredients (alphabetical):

hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, red ferric oxide, starch, talc, titanium dioxide.


This medicine may not be suitable for some people. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you:

Are allergic to any component of this product or have had an allergic reaction to another product that contains an acid reducer.

Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Have difficulty swallowing, or persistent abdominal discomfort (stomach pains).

Have severe kidney disease or any other severe illnesses.

Are over 40 and you are experiencing new or recently changed symptoms of acid indigestion or heartburn.

Are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] (because these medicines may be causing your symptoms).

Have a previous history of ulcer disease complications.

Are experiencing unintended weight loss in association with your symptoms of acid indigestion or heartburn.

Original Strength PEPCID AC® is generally well tolerated. Should any unusual symptoms occur, consult a doctor right away. In case of overdose, get medical help immediately or contact a Poison Control Centre right away.