Label: PEPCID COMPLETE- famotidine, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide tablet, chewable

  • NDC Code(s): 16837-891-25, 16837-891-50
  • Packager: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: New Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated May 21, 2021

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    Drug Facts


    Active ingredients (in each chewable tablet)Purposes
    Famotidine 10 mgAcid reducer
    Calcium carbonate 800 mgAntacid
    Magnesium hydroxide 165 mgAntacid
  • Use

    relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach

  • Warnings

    Allergy alert

    Do not use if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers

    Do not use

    • if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
    • with other acid reducers

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
    • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness
    • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
    • frequent chest pain
    • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
    • unexplained weight loss
    • nausea or vomiting
    • stomach pain
    • kidney disease

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Antacids and acid reducers may interact with certain prescription drugs.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • your heartburn continues or worsens
    • you need to take this product for more than 14 days

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

  • Directions

    • adults and children 12 years and over:
      • do not swallow tablet whole: chew completely
      • to relieve symptoms, chew 1 tablet before swallowing
      • do not use more than 2 chewable tablets in 24 hours
    • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • Other information

    • each tablet contains: calcium 320 mg, magnesium 70 mg
    • read the directions and warnings before use
    • read the bottle. It contains important information.
    • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
    • protect from moisture
    • do not use if foil inner seal imprinted with "SAFETY SEAL®" is broken or missing
  • Inactive ingredients

    cellulose acetate, corn starch, crospovidone, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, dextrose excipient, FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake, flavors, gum arabic, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, mineral oil, sucralose

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    NDC 16837-891-50


    Famotidine 10 mg–Acid reducer
    Calcium carbonate 800 mg–Antacid
    Magnesium hydroxide 165 mg–Antacid

    Just One Tablet!
    Relieves Heartburn Due to Acid Indigestion
    Cool Mint Flavor

    Chewable Tablets

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    famotidine, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide tablet, chewable
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:16837-891
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    famotidine (UNII: 5QZO15J2Z8) (famotidine - UNII:5QZO15J2Z8) famotidine10 mg
    calcium carbonate (UNII: H0G9379FGK) (carbonate ion - UNII:7UJQ5OPE7D) calcium carbonate800 mg
    magnesium hydroxide (UNII: NBZ3QY004S) (hydroxide ion - UNII:9159UV381P) magnesium hydroxide165 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    cellulose acetate (UNII: 3J2P07GVB6)  
    starch, corn (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)  
    CROSPOVIDONE (120 .MU.M) (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake (UNII: CQ3XH3DET6)  
    Dextrose, Unspecified form (UNII: IY9XDZ35W2)  
    FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake (UNII: J9EQA3S2JM)  
    acacia (UNII: 5C5403N26O)  
    hydroxypropyl cellulose, unspecified (UNII: 9XZ8H6N6OH)  
    hypromellose, unspecified (UNII: 3NXW29V3WO)  
    lactose monohydrate (UNII: EWQ57Q8I5X)  
    magnesium stearate (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    maltodextrin (UNII: 7CVR7L4A2D)  
    mineral oil (UNII: T5L8T28FGP)  
    sucralose (UNII: 96K6UQ3ZD4)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorGREENScoreno score
    FlavorMINTImprint Code P
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:16837-891-2525 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product03/01/2009
    2NDC:16837-891-5050 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product03/01/2009
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    Labeler - Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division (878046358)