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can you take kaopectate and pepcid ac

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is.

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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 40-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes,: there is not an interaction between the two. Actually there is very slight benefit of taking pepcid in shellfish allergy. Because it blocks histamine ... Read More
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. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes you can.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg).
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: Zantac is indicated for treatment of heartburn and indigestion. I'm assuming the second drug you mention above is xanax, (alprazolam) which is a medi ... Read More
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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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
41 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Pepcid may protect the stomach from possible damage induced by Advil (ibuprofen). Such protection however depends on the doses of each of the 2 medica ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: they work differently and can be taken together
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can safely.There are only two groups of antibiotics you can not take with antacids and these are tetracycline and floroquinolones.
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. ... Read More
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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes, but they work: differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinn ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, but only if...: Yes, you can take those medications together assuming that same physician prescribed all 3 for you and that you purchased at same pharmacy (so that ph ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Perfectly: safe but the fact that you are using both after Zantac infers that your GI problems! Are you self medicating for heartburn?? Suggest that you discuss ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: yes and yes
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A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
May be of use.: Wouldn't be contraindicated, but not technically the type of medication useful for prevention of NSAID-induced ulcers. That would be Nexium (esomepra ... 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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