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Dr. Diane Minich
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Can you take Prilosec and Pepcid complete together?

Dr. Diane Minich
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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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Dr. Tyler Berzin
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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.

Dr. Tyler Berzin
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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.

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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Dr. John Chiu
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Can you take Pepcid AC and Prilosec together?

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Dr. You Sung Sang
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Is it ok to take Pepcid and Prilosec together?

Dr. You Sung Sang
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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Can i take Prilosec and pepcid?

Dr. John Chiu
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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?

Dr. John Chiu
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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?

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Dr. David Earle
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Can I take Pepcid AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use

Dr. David Earle
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Can I take Pepcid 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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Dr. Jason Reich
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Is pepcid better to take than prilosec? Ive heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid generally has no adverse side effects. True?

Dr. Jason Reich
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Is pepcid better to take than prilosec? Ive heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid 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 doesn't work and prilosec does work then stick with prilosec. You can have you magnesium check every few years for reassurance. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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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?

Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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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?

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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