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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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 Pepcid (famotidine) AC to help alcohol allergy?

Can Pepcid (famotidine) AC to help alcohol allergy?

See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid (famotidine) may help but I would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more

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I'm Asian and I take Pepcid (famotidine) before I drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?

I'm Asian and I take Pepcid (famotidine) before I drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?

Fatty liver: Alcohol affects the way the liver process fat so your liver cells get stuffed full of it. If you drink often it can make your liver get fat – reducing your consumption can help it return to its normal size. You can spend half of your life damaging your body/liver and not feel any of the effects.
Moderation is the key with or without pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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Will Pepcid (famotidine) AC help with "asian glow" (turning bright red after drinking alcohol)?

Will Pepcid (famotidine) AC help with "asian glow" (turning bright red after drinking alcohol)?

Yes, but...: Some antihistamines can block the vasodilation in the skin that causes flushing from alcohol, which is proximally caused by build up of acetaldehyde. There remains some controversy over whether this is a safe approach in the long run and doing this frequently could increase your risk of alcoholism or ulcers, cancer. http://www. Teawithmd. Com/2014/12/the-truth-about-alcohol-flushing-or-asian-glow/ ...Read more

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I had 40mg of prednisone plus a Pepcid (famotidine) on sat night for rash then 40mg again sunday afternoon plus a pepcid (famotidine).When is it safe to consume alcohol again?

I had 40mg of prednisone plus a Pepcid (famotidine) on sat night for rash then 40mg again sunday afternoon plus a pepcid (famotidine).When is it safe to consume alcohol again?

No interaction: Drug wise, there is no interaction among three. But your medical condition, which I don't know the details of, might need you to limit alcohol use. ...Read more

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Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.

Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.

You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it, is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid and Claritin (loratadine) will not help, although you can take them with alcohol in reasonable doses. Also, there is an increased risk of esophageal cancer with alcohol intake in patients with the Asian flush, so you should avoid regular drinking. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is pepcid (famotidine)?

What is pepcid (famotidine)?

Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. Not as potent as ppi drugs like prilosec, which inhibit proton pumps in the stomach to further decrease production of acid. ...Read more

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What're famotidine tablets used for?

What're famotidine tablets used for?

An acid blocker: Famotidine is one of a class of drugs called h2 (histamine-2) receptor blockers--it dials down stomach acid production in a dose-dependent manner (e.g. More drug, less acid). First prescribed > 25 years ago, it is now available in lower dose as an over-the-counter acid remedy. ...Read more

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What would taking famotidine do to you?

What would taking famotidine do to you?

Famotidine: Generic for pepcid (famotidine). Acid reducer used to treat heartburn/gerd and peptic ulcer disease. Also used for antihistsminic properties. No sig long term side effects persay, . ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: famotidine?

Please describe the medication: famotidine?

An acid reducer: 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 and acid reflux disease. ...Read more

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Can I take prolisec and Pepcid (famotidine) together?

Can I take prolisec and Pepcid (famotidine) 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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What is the definition or description of: Famotidine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Famotidine overdose?

Famotidine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of an H2 receptor antagonist overdose are: Abnormal heartbeat, Confusion, Diarrhea, Difficulty breathing, Dilated pupils, Drowsiness, Flushing, Low blood pressure, Nausea, Rapid heartbeat or slow heartbeat, Slurred speech, Sweating, Vomiting" REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002585.htm ...Read more

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Can I take famotidine 20mg to reduce acid if I've taken Vyvanse 40mg?

YES: There is no contraindication I am aware of
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What is the definition or description of: Pepcid (famotidine) overdose?

Pepcid OD: Pepcid (famotidine) is an antacid/ antihistamine. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

If you were a mouse: If you were a mouse then, by taking that extra pill of famotidine you may've severely blocked ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine but in the human condition.....you're good to go....unless you weigh as much as a mouse. If you'd like to talk about it at all you may look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Is there a reason that have the chewable Pepcid (famotidine) AC has been removed from every store that I have looked for it?

Is there a reason that have the chewable Pepcid (famotidine) AC has been removed from every store that I have looked for it?

J&J Pepcid (famotidine) Recall: Johnson and johnson recalled Pepcid (famotidine) and other over-the-counter medicines in april 2012 due to quality issues. They may not return to the shelves until 2013.

http://www. Nytimes. Com/2012/04/18/business/popular-jj-drugs-may-not-return-until-2013.html. ...Read more

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Ed caused by famotidine is permanent or reversible? I was on 20mg dose for only 9 day and strugling ED bcos of it. Does it go own or by med.?

Ed caused by famotidine is permanent or reversible? I was on 20mg dose for only 9 day and strugling ED bcos of it. Does it go own or by med.?

Something else: It would be very odd to have that cause your ed and then not resolve when you stop the medication. Get checked out. ...Read more

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I m strugling with erectyle disfunction because of famotidine 20mg. I discontue it after 9 days. Is any medication to discard this side effect?

I m strugling with erectyle disfunction because of famotidine 20mg. I discontue it after 9 days. Is any medication to discard this side effect?

Should not continue!: The effects of Famotidine should dissipate once out of your system, ie 3-4 days for complete elimination. Although listed as a "possible" side-effect, it is one I have never heard of a patient complain about this! But I have had many patients gravitate to the package insert of a drug if a problem happens, simple cause and effect scenario. Discuss this with your health professional. Best! ...Read more

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Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Check with MD: As to why you need to be on any antireflux/acid reducing medicine. Rule out problems that might occur over thr long term; address other issues re: weight, meds, alcohol, diet, tobacco, that may affect reflux and GERD. Lowest dose of least potent med for shortest period of time to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...Read more

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I chronically use Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg/day, excedrine13pills/day for 2yrs, could I have b12def? I have simular symps includin neuro probs, gastritis symps not dx

I chronically use Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg/day, excedrine13pills/day for 2yrs, could I have b12def? I have simular symps includin neuro probs, gastritis symps not dx

Too much aspirin?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. The dose of Aspirin you described (13/day) is excessive & further puts you at risk for alterations in small & large intestine, not to mention kidney, hearing, bleeding, coagulation problems. Why r u taking it? ...Read more

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Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC daily? I typically only need 10mg. Sometimes 20mg. Rarely 40mg/24 hrs. How can daily use of Pepcid (famotidine) adversely affect us?

Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC daily? I typically only need 10mg. Sometimes 20mg. Rarely 40mg/24 hrs. How can daily use of Pepcid (famotidine) adversely affect us?

Pepcid (famotidine): Most people will not have any side affects from long-term use of Pepcid (famotidine). If this helps control your reflux symptoms, great. However, if you have not been formally diagnosed with GERD, you owe it to yourself to have a visit to a gastroenterologist. Chronic reflux can result in Barrett's esophagus in some patients, which can put you at a higher risk of cancer. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the use of famotidine?

What is the use of famotidine?

Pepsid: Famotidine is Pepcid (famotidine) reduces the stomach acid (hcl) production by blocking h-2 receptors, help to heal peptic ulcers, acid reflex, and heart burn. ...Read more

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Can Pepcid (famotidine) be crushed?

Depends: As long as the medication is not a slow release medication it can be crushed. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pepcid (Definition)

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