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Can Pepcid Help Lpr
How long does it take LPR to heal? Been on protonix 40mg in a.m. and 20mg pepcid at night for 32 days. No improvement. Changed to acid reflx diet too
Ent thinks I got lpr. Nurse practitioner at ent office says take 2 otc nexium (esomeprazole) 20 mg a day while my regular doc says just 1 then take 1 Pepcid whotrust?
LPR not GERD: LPR is irritation of the larynx from reflux of stomach enzymes or acid. Many patients do not experience heartburn. In our practice we recommend a 1 month trial of TWICE A DAY PPI prior to meals (Nexium, Prilosec) for LPR (usual dose for GERD is once a day). If symptoms improve, may extend for 2 more months, then wean. ...Read more
Can acid reflux or LPR cause a very red raw throat? Has a mild burn sensation. I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC once daily. Had endoscopy done; nothing abnormal. ?
Yes can be others:
Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) can cause irritation of the throat if not treated appropriately. There can be acid reflux and non-acid reflux as well so it is important to follow with a GI or ENT doctor to make sure that you are treated appropriately.
Viral illnesses such as a pharyngitis can also cause raw red throats. If you are not improved over a week, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. Not as potent as ppi drugs like prilosec, which inhibit proton pumps in the stomach to further decrease production of acid. ...Read more
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
Is there a reason that have the chewable Pepcid (famotidine) AC has been removed from every store that I have looked for it?
J&J Pepcid (famotidine) Recall:
Johnson and johnson recalled Pepcid (famotidine) and other over-the-counter medicines in april 2012 due to quality issues. They may not return to the shelves until 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/business/popular-jj-drugs-may-not-return-until-2013.html. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for thick walls of gastritis? Currently taking Nexum and Pepcid. Not great fixes. Please be detailed. Thank you!
Gastritis: Check for H pylori , check for eosinophilic gastritis, also check thyroid -hyperactive thyroid can exacerbate Check gastrin levels.. Sometimes changing to another PPI may be effective , If on Nexium take 40 mg not 20. Consider adding Carafate. Avoid triggers like alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, sodas, spicy foods, Check for food intolerences , milk ,gluten,soy.F/U w GI ...Read more
Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.
Check with MD: as to why you need to be on any antireflux/acid reducing medicine. Rule out problems that might occur over thr long term; address other issues re: weight, meds, alcohol, diet, tobacco, that may affect reflux and GERD. Lowest dose of least potent med for shortest period of time to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...Read more
I chronically use Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg/day, excedrine13pills/day for 2yrs, could I have b12def? I have simular symps includin neuro probs, gastritis symps not dx
Too much aspirin?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. The dose of Aspirin you described (13/day) is excessive & further puts you at risk for alterations in small & large intestine, not to mention kidney, hearing, bleeding, coagulation problems. Why r u taking it? ...Read more
Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC daily? I typically only need 10mg. Sometimes 20mg. Rarely 40mg/24 hrs. How can daily use of Pepcid (famotidine) adversely affect us?
Pepcid (famotidine): Most people will not have any side affects from long-term use of Pepcid (famotidine). If this helps control your reflux symptoms, great. However, if you have not been formally diagnosed with GERD, you owe it to yourself to have a visit to a gastroenterologist. Chronic reflux can result in Barrett's esophagus in some patients, which can put you at a higher risk of cancer. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms although it may be less effective. The us army had done some study on this issue and found that many but not all drugs could be used for , i believe, a few more years after the expiration date. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you are taking 2 pecid tabs a day and are still having symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Most medicines may still work years after the expiration date, but the effect may be weak or unpredictable. There are few medications that never should be taken after the expiration date ( example : : tetracyclines. Avoid liquid antibiotics, insulin, & nitroglycerine).If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective get a new bottle. ...Read more
Pepcid (famotidine): In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more
No difference: Because it probably wouldn't make a difference, the maximum effect of Pepcid is achieved with 2 doses a day, if you need a more powerful acid reducer then you need to change Pepcid to something else like Nexium (esomeprazole) " medically we call them ppis or proton pump inhibitors". ...Read more
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
No: should not affect taste...Get a more detailed answer ›