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can pepcid be crushed

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Dr. Janak Acharya
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: As long as the medication is not a slow release medication it can be crushed.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It should have an expiration date.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.
A 34-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not dangerous: But never wise to use expired medication. It may no longer be effective ; chemical composition can alter with time.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: If you are taking 2 pecid tabs a day and are still having symptoms you need to see your doctor.
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Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Who knows?: The expiration date is the date which the manufacturer guarantees it to be effective. It may still be effective beyond that date.
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