Pepcid ACOriginal Strength (Famotidine) tablet, film coated
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Pepcid AC
Original Strength
Famotidine
CARNAUBA WAX
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, UNSPECIFIED
HYPROMELLOSE, UNSPECIFIED
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
FERRIC OXIDE RED
TALC
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
FAMOTIDINE
FAMOTIDINE
pale rose
rounded edges
PEPCID;AC

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each tablet)

Famotidine 10 mg

Purpose

Acid reducer

Uses

  • relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach
  • prevents heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating or drinking certain food and beverages

Warnings

Allergy alert

Do not use if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers

Do not use

  • if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
  • with other acid reducers

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • frequent chest pain
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • kidney disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Acid reducers may interact with certain prescription drugs.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days

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. (1-800-222-1222)

Directions

  • adults and children 12 years and over: to relieve symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water. Do not chew. to prevent symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water at any time from 15 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Other information

  • read the directions and warnings before use
  • keep the carton. It contains important information.
  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
  • protect from moisture

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, red iron oxide, talc, titanium dioxide

Questions or comments?

1-800-755-4008 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect)