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Coming Off Pepcid
I take Nexium 40mg twice daily can I take Pepcid complete also? I'm still having acid with food coming up.
Don't combine them: If your symptoms are so severe you're considering doubling up on acid blockers, you need medical evaluation. Please see your physician asap. It looks like you've already had endoscopy, so you already have a gastroenterologist who knows your case. Please contact this physician for more individualized advice -- and you might consider a good probiotic and some tums in the meantime. ...Read more
Not sure if a doctor's appointment is needed. I have had a gnawing feeling in my upper abdomen, just under my breast bone. The pain has been coming and going all week. I have tried alieve, pepcid, and antacids and nothing helps. Now the pain has gotten
Your : Your symptoms make me concerned about peptic ulcer dsease, gallbladder disease or pancreatitis. If the pain is as you described then you really should get evaluated by your physician soon. If the pain continues to get even worse, i suggest a visit to an emergency room. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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