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Can you take Prilosec and Pepcid complete together?

Can you take Prilosec and Pepcid complete together?

Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg). ...Read more

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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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Can Prilosec and Pepcid 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 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 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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Can you take Pepcid AC and Prilosec together?

Can you take Pepcid AC and Prilosec together?

No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid 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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Pepcid and Prilosec together?

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 too close to Prilosec may decrease the latter's effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can i take Prilosec and pepcid?

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. ...Read more

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Take Pepcid and Prilosec at the same time?

Take Pepcid and Prilosec at the same time?

No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid 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. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid complete and Prilosec at the same time?

Not a good idea: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before the first meal of the day, Pepcid nearly at any time. There is no added benefit for most people to take Prilosec and Pepcid together the first thing in the morning although some people may need to take Pepcid at bedtime to reduce the acid output. ...Read more

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Gastritis moderate severe non-erosive in the antrum and body of the stomach how long does it take to heal? using Prilosec protonics and pepcid? had v&p in 1976 is the acid not shut down properly?

Gastritis moderate severe non-erosive in the antrum and body of the stomach how long does it take to heal? using Prilosec protonics and pepcid? had v&p in 1976 is the acid not shut down properly?

Approx. 8-12 weeks: Assume the diagnosis was made by EGD. Biopsy for H. Pylori must be taken. If it was negative then PPI and H2 blocker as you are taking is the right treatment for 12 weeks. And if symptoms continue , one can continue for longer period of time. Avoid Alcohol, NSAID/Aspirin/Cigarette/Spicy and fatty food. ...Read more

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Which is better: Pepcid complete vs prilosec?

They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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Pepcid AC vs. Prilosec for gerd? Any advantage to one or the other?

Pepcid AC vs. Prilosec for gerd?  Any advantage to one or the other?

Possibly.: Pepcid is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or longer. If you need to use acid medications frequently you should consult with your doctor, since you may be suppressing something that needs to be diagnosed and addressed properly. ...Read more

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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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