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can i take rolaids and pepcid

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms althoug ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: I cannot find any specific interaction between Celexa and antacids/ Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Pepcid (famotidine) and EGD: yes, you can - just don't take it within 7-8 hours of endoscopy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. However you should consult your doctor if you do require both drugs regularly to control your sympt ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes but ...: I would space them apart by at least 1 hour so take the Pepcid (famotidine) 1st and if necessary, take the liquid antacid one hour later.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Both are antacids but belong to different classes. But still you have to discuss with your doctor before taking this together.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: no problem
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Which NyQuil?: Turns out, there are many versions of NyQuil, each w/different medications/ingredients. So while it's wise to check for interactions, you need to be m ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No known interaction: You should be safe especially if you have had no problem with either individually and follow directions. If you are still a bit worried and have a doc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Esomeprazole works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking both at the s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety. Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity. Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn. Due t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is a good drug to prevent acid reflux over time. It does not work immediately though. Tums are good for immediate relief of acid r ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Drug interactions: Prilosec is a brand of generic omeprazole. Nexium is a brand of generic esomeprazole, which is left mirror image of omeprazole. Therefore, you only ta ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid an ... Read More
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Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: yes and yes
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing int ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the r ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Prilosec should be taken 30-60 mins before meal (preferably breakfast), ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but....: There is still an increased risk of GI problems with a history of gerd but the concurrent use of Omeprazole reduces the risk. Stop the Naproxen at the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Both are same proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole came first and when patent ran out the company took out one molecule of no significance and branded ... Read More

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