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Can You Take Prilosec And Pepcid Together
Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg). ...Read more
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.
Not a good idea: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before the first meal of the day, Pepcid (famotidine) nearly at any time. There is no added benefit for most people to take Prilosec and Pepcid (famotidine) together the first thing in the morning although some people may need to take Pepcid (famotidine) at bedtime to reduce the acid output. ...Read more
Can I take pepcid (famotidine) for breakthrough relief of GERD, if I take prilosec 20mg twice a day? If so, what's the best time to take it?
Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use
Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. True?
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 (famotidine)? 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
Heartburn feeling of sternum pressure and something in my mid throat). pepcid (famotidine) not working that great. Should I take prilosec?
Might be better but: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please. ...Read more
I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?
Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve between the stomach contents and esophagus? You could try taking gaviscon as a preventative of gerd. Sometimes symptoms are not due to acid reflux but due to bile reflux which doesn't respond to ppi's or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more
They do different: Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more
Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)
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. ...Read more
Which is associated with more/less possible adverse health effects from long term use? Prilosec or pepcid (famotidine)?
Heartburn meds: Both PPI's, such as Prilosec, and H2-blockers, such as Pepcid, (famotidine) are frequently used medications for Gerd. Both of these classes of medicines are reasonably safe, and if needed can be used long-term generally very safely. If you have severe symptoms, I would not shy away from using whichever controls your symptoms the best. Be sure to follow anti-reflux precautions! Good luck. ...Read more
The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) 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
I have reflux. Pepcid (famotidine) used to work. I took Prilosec 2 months ago and that worked. What would you recommend for treatment?
GERD: You may have to stay on the prilosec or other PPI medication long term. Consider weight loss if needed. Avoid eating then lying down soon after meals. Avoid foods that worsen reflux (caffeine, peppermints, chocolate, spicy foods etc). Consider placing object like a brick under headboard of bed to elevated it slightly and allow gravity to help you. Consider endoscopy to assess problem. ...Read more
My doctor increased my dose of Prilosec to 40mg and added Pepcid (famotidine) two days ago. Today when I ate I felt horrible. Is it from to much or to little acid?
We do not know your medical history or any other medical information.
Call and ask your doctor. ...Read more
Best relief for acid reflux (in lower neck)? Usually 20mg of Pepcid (famotidine) AC works, but once in a while it's ineffective. Pepto? Prilosec? Mg pills?
Is Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec safer. My doctor changed me to Pepcid (famotidine) due to colitis, but I read that Pepcid (famotidine) can cause hallucinations. How common is that?
Quite: Uncommon. Peptide is commonly used and safe. So is Prilosec ...Read more
I was on nex, prilosec, Pepcid (famotidine) for 3 months (not at the same time) and stopped, but now I have kneepain, gas, tingling, shakiness, is it low acid?
No: None of those symptoms have anything to do with reduced stomach acid. ...Read more
Prilosec for 15yrs, weaned off cause benign gastric polyps. Tried pepcid, Zantac (ranitidine) didn't help reflux. Safe to go back to Prilosec which I know helps me.
Gastric polyps: Benign gastric polyps are common in patients on long-term Prilosec. As the name suggests, they are benign and do not cause long-term issues. If you are unable to control your reflux with any medicines besides Prilosec, then it would likely be safe for you to go back on it. You should discuss this with your gastroenterologist before making the change. Good luck. ...Read more
My mom has acid reflux. In your opinion, which is better. Pepcid, prilosec, or prevacid (lansoprazole)? The doc told her she can use OTC products.
I have been taking prilosec and pepcid (famotidine) ac for 5 days because my stomach has been feeling nausea, metallic taste, and a slight burning. Still the same?
Dyspepsia: If symptoms have not improved, you will need to be seen and checked out for H-Pylori infection in stomach and if that is negative, then have your gallbladder checked with ultrasound and HIDA scan ...Read more
Lump in throat won't go away. Took pepcid zantac. Was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. Should I try nexium (esomeprazole)? My cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. Then go up to 2 pills twice a day. If all fails go to gastro.
Needs Further Eval: In order to really answer this? More info is needed. A lump in the throat can mean many things, is it inside, do you have heartburn, only on the inside or outside too, are there other symptoms. You have taken Pepcid/Zantac and Prilosec (same class as Nexium). Cardio may be right but long enough, this should be eval by at an Internist or poss Gastro or ENT depending on ans to some add? 's. ...Read more
Why am I not responding to ppi's? Have burn sensation in stomach that leaves throat red & raw. Tried prevacid, (lansoprazole) prilosec, Pepcid ac, gaviscon.
Seen a doc?: Maybe not acid related, maybe not on enough meds-can't tell here. Need to see doc, get examined, likely need additional testing to figure out. ...Read more
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