Pepcid Complete – does it work better?

By | March 1, 2012

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This article explains how Pepcid Complete helps to relieve heartburn. Click here to read about other cures for heartburn.

Pepcid Complete is an over the counter acid reflux medicine, combining two proven active ingredients in one drug – antacids (magnesium hydroxide and calcium carbonate) and acid reducer (famotidine). These ingredients have been for years helping millions of patients to relieve heartburn effectively and safely. The heartburn is relieved in two ways – famotidine curbs the production of new stomach acid  and the antacids neutralize acid that is already inside of the stomach.

Pepcid Complete compared to Pepcid AC

Pepcid Complete offers a combination of two solutions to the problems caused by excessive stomach acid. One is a reduction of stomach acid production – the same beneficial effect as of Pepcid AC. However the acid reduction is combined with instant relief by antacids – in one single tablet. The chewable tablets cause the  antacids to be delivered especially quickly to the stomach and to neutralize the acid. This way Pepcid Complete brings instant relief, when Pepcid AC needs some time to start working.

Causes of Heartburn

Acid production is a normal process occurring inside of the stomach. When we eat or drink acid is produced to digest the food or beverages. The acid is kept inside by a muscle resembling a valve, called LES – the lower esophageal sphincter. When LES remains in open position acid moves in the wrong direction – from the stomach up the esophagus – and it causes discomfort and burning pain which disturb and interfere with life activities.

Heartburn Remedies

  • Soon after eating avoid laying flat or bending over.
  • Avoid eating late at night, eating just before bedtime and laying down with full stomach will increase pressure at the LES.
  • Avoid foods or beverages likely to cause heartburn. Usually that are rich, spicy, fatty, and fired foods. Also chocolate, caffeine and alcohol contribute to heartburn.
  • Try not to eat big meals, rather many small ones. Eat slowly.
  • Being overweight of a smoker puts you at higher risk of suffering from heartburn.
  • Use special wedge pillow or raise the head of your bed.
  • Avoid tight clothing around your stomach.
  • For more cures for heartburn check the home page of this website.

Pepcid Complete in Clinical Studies

Clinical studies showed the supremacy of Peptid Complete in relieving heartburn over each of its active ingredients applied separately and over placebo pills.

Onset of Relief – Percent of heartburn episodes relieved within 30 minutes.

  • 45% Pepcid Complete.
  • 33% Placebo.
  • 38 % Famotidine.
  • 41% Antacid.

Duration of Relief – Percent of heartburn episodes relieved for at least 7 hours.

  • 70% Pepcid Complete.
  • 59% Placebo.
  • 68% Famotidine.
  • 61% Antacid.

If you are looking for an instant and durable relief from heartburn, Pepcid Complete is probably the OTC medication for you. Try to combine it with other ideas you can find on this website, like nutritional advice or wedge pillows and get rid of the problem. If heartburn persist, contact your doctor for advice.

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10 thoughts on “Pepcid Complete – does it work better?

  1. Matt Eisinger

    Many thanks good towards the good data about Pepcid. Clearly fair-minded wen up! Where do you suggest buying Pepcid?

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    1. James Wellburne Post author

      Hi Matt,
      buy online and you’ll get the best price! Follow my link to amazon.com.

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  2. Geert

    I thought I knew everything there is to know about heartburn, but seems we are never to old to learn..;)

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    1. James Wellburne Post author

      I am happy to know that you enjoy my website :)

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    2. Alfonso

      yes lilnikki .. even one IMHO is too many to take .. acantids will only ever serve to bandaid the nasty uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux /heartburn . if you’re lucky . acantids neutralise ALL the acids in your stomach which is NOT a good thing . you need hydrochloric acid to digest your food.. hence when you eat the offending food again you’re back at square one . try resolving your health issue from the source of the problem ie ~ what’s causing the bad digestion / heartburn ..try ditching the milk and dairy products for a few days that may alleviate the nasty pain of heartburn for you . lactose intolerance will produce acid reflux, achy bones, bloating and constipation, excessive belching, excessive gas, ribbony and stringy shaped stools, wet f*arting (sorry, no other way to put it) . insomnia, headaches and migraines, irritability and moodiness due in part to your calcium supplies being inhibited . in the meantime, put a teaspoon full of baking soda into a mug full of warm water, stir up and drink up be prepared to belch loudly and for the pain to increase a little for a few minutes but it will realkalise your system and quell the pain for you .. baking soda does contain an awful lot of processed salt so it wouldn’t be appropriate if you have high blood pressure . otherwise, only use it as a temporary measure and try to pinpoint what is causing the bad digestion bad digestion is the source of your acid reflux.eat more green vegies like kale, chard, broccolli, celery . lightly steamed or raw or even juiced . add a pear to the juicer for sweetness and a load of broccolli and celery and drink up . whatever you choose .. eat it, drink it, just get the green vegies into you .. packed full of calcium and magnesium and much easier to digest than all that nasty milk and dairy . calcium and magnesium.. essential for healthy nerve and muscle functioning, digestion, bone, tooth and heart health calcium and magnesium .. the great alkalisers .. great energy boosters too those green vegie drinks ;0)peace baby♥

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      1. Eka

        I am not a doctor, so eehitr way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)! Three part answer information, what not to do, and what to do!INFORMATION!!!!!!I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, or can be HereditaryThe good thing about G.E.R.D. is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.G.E.R.D. is caused by too much acid being created in your stomach. This can lead to or cause ulcers, esophagus damage, heartburn and/or damage in the mouth.WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!In most cases, stress is a factor to the reflux if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:Fatty FoodsCitrus FoodsFoods That Contain GreaseFried FoodsChocolate (including any Coco)CaffeineSmokingAlcoholTomato Based ProductsLactoseWHAT TO DO!!!!The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time reflux while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from refluxing.On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is refluxed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point. I would also look to putting Cinnamon and Ginger Root in you diet, they have been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to reflux less.

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        1. James Wellburne Post author

          Hi Eka,
          thank you for your valuable contribution!
          Take care

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          1. Minjeong

            Why is not drinking not an oitpon? If you’re already having acid reflux, it won’t go away by switching to a different alcoholic drink. All alcohol is extremely high in sugar and that can cause the heartburn. If you ignore the reflux, you can permanently damage your eusophagus, requiring surgery and a synthetic replacement of it. You can also get ulcers from constant reflux and heartburn. Untreated, ulcers can rupture and you risk highly dangerous internal bleeding and damage to other organs or your heart if your stomach lining ulcerates and the stomach acid comes into contact with other organs. You could end up in a preventable life or death situation and emergency surgery to repair the damage if possible. There is No alcohol worth the health risks. Be stronger willed than your urges. Get a grip and find something healthy to spend your money on.VA:F [1.9.8_1114]please wait…VA:F [1.9.8_1114](from 0 votes)

        2. Laila

          I would Advise NO, That is one of the worst things you can do for the rfluex. It will not only counteract the medication from helping at all, but can also cause damage on its own whether you feel it or not. The nature of Alcohol always it to do the damage without you even noticing pain, until later.Here is my advice to you, keeping in mind that you do not have to be perfect with it, but the closer you are with this the more the medication can do to heal the injury and lessen the affects of Reflux overall.I am not a doctor, so either way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)! Three part answer information, what not to do, and what to do!INFORMATION!!!!!!I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, or can be HereditaryThe good thing about G.E.R.D. is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.G.E.R.D. is caused by too much acid being created in your stomach. This can lead to or cause ulcers, esophagus damage, heartburn and/or damage in the mouth.WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!In most cases, stress is a factor to the rfluex if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:Fatty FoodsCitrus FoodsFoods That Contain GreaseFried FoodsChocolate (including any Coco)CaffeineSmokingAlcoholTomato Based ProductsLactoseWHAT TO DO!!!!The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time rfluex while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from rfluexing.On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is rfluexed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point. I would also look to putting Cinnamon and Ginger in you diet, they have been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to rfluex less.VA:F [1.9.8_1114]please wait…VA:F [1.9.8_1114](from 0 votes)

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  3. Ahmed

    HOME REMEDIES FOR HEARTBURN * Almonds are also a good source for rieilveng the heartburn and acidity. Eat several almonds when heartburn symptoms persist. Lemons also help to prevent heartburn. Cut a lemon into thin strips and dip in salt. Eat before meals to prevent heartburn. * Take some mint leaves and chop these and then boil in a cup of water and sip slowly after meals. If a person drinks Fresh mint juice every day he will never experience acidity. * Jaggery or gur taken after every meal also helps to reduce the acidity. Keep a piece of gur in the mouth and slowly suck it till acidity decreases. * Eating bananas is also helpful in preventing the symptoms of acidity and heartburn. To prevent acidity it is advised to eat a banana daily. * A mixture of 2 tsp of natural apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp raw honey in a glass of water before meals fights with acidity. * Basil (tulsi) leaves helps to get relief from burning, nausea and gas. Chew some leaves of tulsi to decrease the acidity. * Coconut water 4-5 times a day decreases the symptoms of the acidity and the heartburn. * Harad (Terminalia chebula) if taken after every meal prevents the symptoms of the acidity. * 1 tsp juice of chebulic myroblan mixed with 1 tsp of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice helps to prevent acidity and heartburn. * Boil one cup of water. To this add 1 tsp of Aniseed (Saunf). Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of honey. When this is taken 3 times a day it prevents acidity. * To 1 bd liters of water add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (shah jeera). Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Sip while warm. Take this liquid 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days. It will decrease the acidity. * Take a glass of water, add a pinch of baking soda and drink it. It gives immediate relief from acidity. * Take a glass of warm water, add a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and have it every morning to prevent acidity. * Never smoke before or while eating. Smoking often causes one to swallow small amounts of air, which form air pockets in the digestive tract with the added pressure of food. * Go for a small walk after eating, which will help stimulate the digestive system. * Refrain from consuming alcohol, caffeine, over-the-counter pain relievers, and other stimulants. * Increase more fibre in your diet. This will naturally helps to relieve the future suffering. Bulk foods help to absorb excess acid and gas, and allow your body to rid itself of toxins more quickly. * Drink 8-10 glasses of water. * Put a tablespoon of baking soda into a cup of water and mix it good then drink it. * Keep 10-15 raisins in your mouth. Do not chew. Let them be there. Swallow the saliva secreted. Burning sensation will stop in about 5 minutes. * Eat lots of raw broccoli to kill heartburn. * Mix a little bit of salt and sugar on your hand and eat it. * Take one teaspoon of mustard if you have heartburn or indigestion. * Chewing bubble-gum also disappears the acidity. This is an easy and best way to get rid of Acidity. * For heartburn drink a teaspoon of vinegar. It is because there is not sufficient acid in our stomach to digest food properly, thus gasses come back up and burn our stomach. * Calcium also helps to fight with the heartburn and acidity. Yoghurt or ice-cream gives immediate relief from acidity and heartburn. * After food maintain an upright posture to prevent the reflex and to prevent the symptoms of acidity. * Sleep with your head and shoulder on a high pillow for elevation. * Do not skip meals. Do not keep large gap between meals. This produces gas / wind. * Eat dinner 2-3 hours before going to bed.

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