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What is the difference between famotidine and omeprazole?

 

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Famotidine (Pepcid products) is in a drug class called H2 blockers. Omeprazole (Prilosec) belongs to the proton pump inhibitors.

These medications work two different ways to decrease acid production and flare-ups with stomach issues. Both medications can be found over-the-counter.

Famotidine is typically taken 1 to 2 times daily, while omeprazole is taken once daily (may be dosed differently than recommended in over-the-counter packaging label by prescriber). It is also important to keep in mind that since they are two different medications, the side effect profile will be different.

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