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Can I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and pepcid?

Can I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and pepcid?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Both are antacids but belong to different classes. But still you have to discuss with your doctor before taking this together. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with pepcid?

Can I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with pepcid?

Probably yes: Medications like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) are usually taken in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on a daily basis. Many people who still have some symptoms later in the day or at night add a medication of another class (like Pepcid or zantac) in the evening. ...Read more

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Can you take Pepcid complete with dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Can you take Pepcid complete with dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

WHY WOULD YOU?: You can not further inhibit acid supression any more on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). However, the added meds may help reflux a little bit for breakthrough symptoms.
It is not unsafe, if that is your question. ...Read more

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What are the pro's & con's of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg? Would you prefer famotidine 40mg is better?

What are the pro's & con's of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg? Would you prefer famotidine 40mg is better?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Pro, s

effective and powerful medication
excellent relief from gerd and heartburn

con's

expensive
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

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Can I take Prilosec and pepcid (famotidine)?

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) and pepto bismol together?

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing interval. ...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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Which is better: Pepcid (famotidine) complete vs prilosec?

Which is better: Pepcid (famotidine) complete vs prilosec?

They do different: Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...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 I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Can I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is the preferred drug because tagamet has a number of significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

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

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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

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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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What is the difference between tagamet (cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine)?

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

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How can I stop the burning if tum's and Pepcid (famotidine) hasn't stopped it?

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

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I'm 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old expired pepcid (famotidine) ac?

I'm 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old expired pepcid (famotidine) ac?

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

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How does Pepcid (famotidine) AC interact with alcohol? Is it ok to consume both at the same time?

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

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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

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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

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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.

They can.: Although Prilosec and Pepcid can be taken at the same time, you may be better off using Tums or mylanta to get immediate relief of your acid while you are waiting for the Prilosec regimen to kick in. Those antacids will work more quickly than Pepcid will. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that Pepcid (famotidine) can cause or treat sore tongue. would be best if you visited a dentist in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pepcid (Definition)

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