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Pepcid Complete Chewable Tablets (Johnson & Johnson)

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    Active Ingredients                             Purpose:

    (in each chewablet tablet):

    famotidine 10mg                                   Acid Reducer

    calcium carbonate
       800 mg                                              Antacid

    magnesium hydroxide
       165 mg                                              Antacid

    Inactive Ingredients:

    Mint flavor: cellulose acetate, corn starch, dextrates, flavors, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, red iron oxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sugar

    Berry flavor: cellulose acetate, corn starch, D&C red #7, dextrates, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40, flavors, hydropropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, sugar

    Product Benefits:    Pepcid Complete combines an acid reducer (famotidine) with antacids (calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide) to relieve heartburn in two different ways: Acid reducers decrease the production of new stomach acid; antacids neutralize acid that is already in the stomach. The active ingredients in PEPCID COMPLETE have been used for years to treat acid-related problems in millions of people safely and effectively.


    Relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach.


    It is normal for the stomach to produce acid, especially after consuming food and beverages. However, acid in the stomach may move up into the wrong place (the esophagus), causing burning pain and discomfort that interfere with everyday activities.

    Tips For Managing Heartburn

    • Do not lie flat or bend over soon after eating.
    • Do not eat late at night, or just before bedtime.
    • Certain foods or drinks are more likely to cause heartburn, such as rich, spicy, fatty, and fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and even some fruits and vegetables.
    • Eat slowly and do not eat big meals.
    • If you are overweight, lose weight.
    • If you smoke, quit smoking.
    • Raise the head of your bed.
    • Wear loose fitting clothing around your stomach.


    • Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers.

    Do not use

    • if you have trouble swallowing or pain swallowing food; vomiting with blood; 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

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids 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.


    • Adults and children 12 years and over:
      • do not swallow tablet whole; chew completely.
      • to relieve symptoms, chew 1 tablet before swallowing.
      • do not use more than 2 chewable tablets in 24 hours.
    • Children under 12 years: ask a doctor.

    Other Information:

    • each tablet contains: calcium 321 mg, magnesium 71 mg
    • read the directions and warnings before use.
    • keep the carton and package insert booklet. They contain important information.
    • store at 20°-30°C (68°-86°F).
    • protect from moisture.


    Pepcid Complete is available as a rose-colored chewable tablet identified by 'P' . NDC 16837-888 - Mint flavor; NDC 16837-291 - Pepcid Complete Berry flavor

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