Topic: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm … ry#Table_3

Table 1: Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
dexlansoprazole Dexilant
esomeprazole magnesium Nexium
esomeprazole magnesium and naproxen Vimovo
lansoprazole Prevacid
omeprazole Prilosec
omeprazole and Sodium bicarbonate Zegerid
pantoprazole sodium Protonix
rabeprazole sodium AcipHex




Table 2: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
lansoprazole Prevacid 24HR
omeprazole magnesium Prilosec OTC
omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate Zegerid OTC
omeprazole Omeprazole




Table 3: Prescription H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
cimetidine Tagamet
famotidine Pepcid, Duexis
nizatidine Axid, Nizatidine
ranitidine Zantac, Tritec




Table 4: Over-the-Counter (OTC) H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
cimetidine Tagamet HB
famotidine Pepcid Complete, Pepcid AC
nizatidine Axid AR
ranitidine Zantac


-Related Information

FDA Drug Safety Podcast for Healthcare Professionals: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)1
2/8/2012
Proton Pump Inhibitors Information2
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