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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate. However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong.

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