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

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

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 you take Pepcid (famotidine) AC and Prilosec together?

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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Pepcid (famotidine) 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 (famotidine) too close to Prilosec may decrease the latter's effectiveness. ...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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Can i take Prilosec and pepcid (famotidine)?

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 (famotidine) and Prilosec at the same time?

Take Pepcid (famotidine) and Prilosec at the same time?

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. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) 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 (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

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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) for breakthrough relief of GERD, if I take prilosec 20mg twice a day? If so, what's the best time to take it?

Yes and no: I like Pepcid (famotidine) with your PPI for daily use but for occasional (as needed) use, I recommend Pepcid (famotidine) Complete. It works faster that Pepcid (famotidine) alone thanks to the rapid acting antacid that comes with the Pepcid (famotidine) tablet. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use

Yes: It's OK to take either one of those medications every day for reflux disease. You should, however, when yourself after three months and see what happens with your symptoms. If your symptoms come back, see your primary care provider for more options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? Ive heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. True?

Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? Ive heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. True?

Not true: Side effects of prilosec are very rare and tend to occur in sick and hospitalized patients. If pepcid (famotidine) doesn't work and prilosec does work then stick with prilosec. You can have you magnesium check every few years for reassurance. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pepcid (Definition)

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