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Should people with CHF take pepcid?

Should people with CHF take pepcid?

Yes: According to epocrates...No black box warnings exist for pepcid. Only in renal insufficiency dosis should be adjusted. There has been reports associating Pepcid with cardiac arrhythmias and av blocks but I am not aware about chf. In general i think is not absolutely contraindicated. Unless a cardiologist recommends to stop it i don't think it is contraindicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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Can i take more than 2 pepcids a day?

Can i take more than 2 pepcids a day?

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

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Will expired Pepcid still be effective ?

Will expired Pepcid still be effective
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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

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Is Pepcid habit-forming?

Is Pepcid habit-forming?

No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD. ...Read more

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Does expired Pepcid AC work?

Pepcid: Not advised to consume expired medications.

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Can i take Pepcid AC if it expired in 2010?

Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more

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I took 2, 20mg Pepcid (famotidine)--one at 4am, another at 6am. Was ok til now so I took another 20mg at 6pm. Is 60mg over 14 hours dangerous?

Be careful: Its not recommended to take more than what is recommended - I dont think the dose is dangerous since the prescription dose would be 40 mg twice a day. If you need more than the recommended over the counter dose, please consult with your physician ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired pepcid?

Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid 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

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I have expired pepcid? Dangerous?

Not dangerous: But never wise to use expired medication. It may no longer be effective ; chemical composition can alter with time. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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