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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: these medications will not relieve gas per se, but will help relieve stomach acid which can help protect the stomach as dicloenac can be bothersome to ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possibly: ask your doctor first to make sure there is no contraindication to "mixing" your medications.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: These are very similar meds. Pick one but there is no reason to take both of them.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
33 years experience Gastroenterology
No-discuss w ur doc: These two medicines are of the same class and should not be taken together. More is not necessarily better and increases risk of side effects. If brea ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together...
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Tichenor
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
Same: There are no major differences between those two medicines. Both are about equally effective. If you take other medicines you should check with a ph ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Equivalent: ranitidine (Zantac) and famotidine (Pepcid) work very well for mild to moderate reflux and can be taken for up to 6 weeks before either starts to lose ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but...: Both medications are safe to take during pregnancy and there are no drug interactions. However, they are essentially the same so there's no reason to ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Your question...?: Your drug regimen is quite unorthodox--there is no apparent reason to combine two h2 blockers (zantac (ranitidine) and famotidine), nor is it clear wh ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
About the same: They both are about the same although Pepcid (famotidine) ac also has an antacid in it.
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