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Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

See your MD instead: If you have not gotten the relief expected after a brief use of the recommended dose of this or any other medication for that matter, you really ought to go see your physician for a proper evaluation. Perhaps you have an ulcer in your esophagus or stomach, or perhaps it is the common infection h. Pylori, that is resistant to your meds. It may even be worse, like a stomach tumor (ugh). See md! ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Famotidine (Definition)

This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers ...Read more


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21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy

21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy

Pepcid (famotidine) use: Pepcid will tell the parietal cells in the lining of your stomach to not produce so much acid. It has nothing to do with diarrhea or gas production. You can take imodium (loperamide) (OTC) to reduce the diarrhea and you probably have sloffed off the inner lining of your gut bec of the chronic diarrhea so you lost the enzyme (Lactase) which breaks down lactose. E. coli in your gut probably causing the gas (CO2) ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and antacid liquid together?

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. ...Read more

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Why is my acid reflux and hot feelings so much worse during my period? I take pepcid (famotidine) ac for GeRD, but I've needed 2 doses a day during menstration.

Why is my acid reflux and hot feelings so much worse during my period? I take pepcid (famotidine) ac for GeRD, but I've needed 2 doses a day during menstration.

GERD: Female hormones can cause a relaxation of the valve between your stomach and esophagus. This is why GERD symptoms may worsen during your period. You might consider other stronger antacids at that time of the month. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec and Pepcid (famotidine) be taken together? I just started a Prilosec regime, but it would be nice to take something for the acid right now.

Can Prilosec and Pepcid (famotidine) be taken together?  I just started a Prilosec regime, but it would be nice to take something for the acid right now.

PPI + H2 blocker: It is ok to take a 'proton-pump inhibitor' like prilosec, together with an 'h2 blocker' like Pepcid (famotidine) if you are having breakthrough symptoms. A more simple option would be to adjust the Prilosec dosage upwards, for better control of your symptoms. If you are requiring both medications, you should be followed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg twice daily can I take Pepcid complete also? I'm still having acid with food coming up.

I take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg twice daily can I take Pepcid complete also? I'm still having acid with food coming up.

Don't combine them: If your symptoms are so severe you're considering doubling up on acid blockers, you need medical evaluation. Please see your physician asap. It looks like you've already had endoscopy, so you already have a gastroenterologist who knows your case. Please contact this physician for more individualized advice -- and you might consider a good probiotic and some Tums (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pepcid (Definition)

Pepcid is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more