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Dexilant Dexlansoprazole Famotidine Pepcid
What are the pro's & con's of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg? Would you prefer famotidine 40mg is better?
effective and powerful medication
excellent relief from gerd and heartburn
side effects-----headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain and boneloss leading to osteoporosis.
Famotidine-- (pepcid) less expensive, not as strong as Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but very safe. ...Read more
They do different: Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more
Yes: This combination is not a problem. Good luck. ...Read more
See your MD instead: If you have not gotten the relief expected after a brief use of the recommended dose of this or any other medication for that matter, you really ought to go see your physician for a proper evaluation. Perhaps you have an ulcer in your esophagus or stomach, or perhaps it is the common infection h. Pylori, that is resistant to your meds. It may even be worse, like a stomach tumor (ugh). See md! ...Read more
Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg). ...Read more
Yes: Double therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Very little: Tagamet (cimetidine), Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are h2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). Otc dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read more
C MD: Find out what the problem is; could be esophagitis (inflamed foodpipe), stomach or duodennal inflammation or ulcer, or bigger problem. Antacids like maalox (aluminum/magnesium hydroxide), or peptobismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may help. Stronger meds loke Omeprazole (prilosec otc) may help. Don't use for more than 2 wks w/o seeing md to make sure not a serious problem. Cut out coffee, spicy food. ...Read more
Probably: Most medications stored in dry and cool condition remain effective even months after the expiration date but obviously this is dependent on the individual drug. At 8 months of pregnancy, the fetus is fully formed and thus Pepcid (famotidine) AC would not likely affect the fetus and will likely remain effective if it has been stored in a cool and dry place. No drug be taken if unneeded. ...Read more
You can at same time: Yes it is ok to take these at the same time ...Read more
How does Pepcid (famotidine) AC interact with alcohol? Is it ok to consume both at the same time?
Not good idea: In general, one should not take alcohol with medications. If you have to take pepcid, (famotidine) I would be concerned for possible gastritis and sometimes even ulcers as alcohol can be a causative factor. Best is to avoid alcohol for a while and let your stomach calm down. If symptoms persist, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Of course, your liver will also thank you. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?
Yes: Pepcid is a common medication used for stomach acid symptoms. Zantac (ranitidine) and tagamet are similar, and all of them are now available over-the-counter and are known as "h-2 blockers". You can use it for treatment of indigestion and is ok to use with methadone, but if your stomach continues to bother you be sure to see your primary care physician. ...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