Why PEPCID® ?Dual-action PEPCID COMPLETE® is the first and only non-prescription heartburn reliever to combine an antacid + acid reducer for speed and duration in a single tablet. Works now, works later: Starts neutralizing acid in seconds and lasts long. Controls acid all day or all night.*
Original & Maximum Strength PEPCID AC® prevents and relieves: Starts working fast to prevent† and relieve heartburn. Controls acid all day or all night*.
Some Other Heartburn Treatment Options:
Antacids start neutralizing acid on contact but they do not stop stomach acid from being produced.
Non-prescription PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors)
Non-prescription PPIs are an effective treatment for frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days per week). However, they are not intended to give immediate relief and are not intended for infrequent heartburn. They may take 3-5 days to become fully effective although some people get relief within 24 hours. They are available as a 14-day course of therapy that may only be repeated every 4 months.
* Reduces and controls stomach acid for up to 12 hours.
†Original Strength PEPCID AC® and Maximum Strength PEPCID AC® prevents heartburn if taken 10 to 15 minutes before a meal. PEPCID COMPLETE® prevents heartburn if taken 1 hour before a meal.
‡PEPCID COMPLETE® starts to neutralize acid in seconds.