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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i take prilosec and pepcid (famotidine)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 symptoms just in case there is something more serious happening.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you take Pepcid (famotidine) AC and Prilosec together?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 take both at the same time since you would not likely get additional benefit from doing so.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take Pepcid (famotidine) and Prilosec together?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Wait some time: Prilosec is a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor that needs an acid stimulus to activate it. A meal would do that. Taking Pepcid (famotidine) too close to Prilosec may decrease the latter's effectiveness.
A 29-year-old female asked:

Can Pepcid (famotidine) for Prilosec cause headaches?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: Any of these medications can have headache as a side effect. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight; i understand that it is easier said than done!
Last updated Dec 3, 2020

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