Pepcid is a histamine blocker which is used in the treatment and prevention of ulcers. This type of medication works by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

Pepcid can be taken orally in the form of tablets or can be injected into the body. These injections must be given by your doctor or other medical professional.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Pepcid include constipation, diarrhea, difficulty urinating, headache, excessive sweating, runny nose, breast tenderness and dry mouth. If your side effects do not go away or appear to be getting progressively worse, contact your doctor for assistance, as soon as possible.

Pepcid may also be prescribed to treat gastric ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease , or other illnesses, as prescribed by your doctor.

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