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Famotidine vs ppi

A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Famotidine is generally safer than ppi's long term, but make sure that your symptoms are controlled on it. If yes then you can take that but check wit... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
PPI vs H2 block: Long standing reflux can be pre malignant and requires formal evaluation ;management must include hygienic intervention such as avoidance of late food... Read More
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The poi and acid blo: None of these medications were meant to be used long term. If you have an underlying chronic and potentially dangerous diagnosis like Barrett's esopha... Read More
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
PPIs: Pepcid (famotidine) is a type of PPI. Talk w/your doc about avoiding all PPIs. Consider taking a type of licorice tablet that has a enzyme removed. ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lee
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Too much: Change your diet. Change your lifestyle. And take extra vitamin b12. High acid is usually a symptom of a poor diet or lifestyle.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Acid reducer : Over the counter medications sold by Costco should be regulated and checked for safety according to US government regulations. To be sure you can cont... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Time to clarify. PPI's do NOT cause dementia, as meta-analyses have shown this NOT to be the case, and prior studies were severely flawed. But cogni... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Mostly yes...: Head to head - ppi has a more profound effect on your gastric ph and prolonged and/ or higher doses are associated with poor bone health and other iss... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
NAFLD: PPI's such as esomeprazole have been shown to possibly promote liver disease, but famotidine is considered safe as far as liver toxicity is concerned.... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Can't tell : Can't talk about treatment until your diagnosis is made. My advise: first go see your family doctor and let him do the workup. Second, if you noticed... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Sorry you feel bad: You need to have a visit with your doc. There are too many concerns (which may or may not be related) to answer in the space provide. Many more detail... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux, unlike acid reflux, doesn't respond well to treatment with the usual antiGERD medications. I think it's worthwhile to try c... Read More
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