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I take famotidine everyday for GERD. I read studies that show over time it can hurt the liver. Is this safe to take with milk thistle? Thanks.

I take famotidine everyday for GERD. I read studies that show over time it can hurt the liver. Is this safe to take with milk thistle? Thanks.

Not good long term: Best if you limit sugars, exercise and try apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp twice daily (mixed with 8 oz water) 1 hr before meals. Ok to use milk thistle but I would take a week off every few weeks ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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67yof w/upper abd pain to back rt side cleared pancreatitis/liver issues ER gave carafte Pepcid (famotidine) for ulcer still in severe pain/naus labs only?

67yof w/upper abd pain to back rt side cleared pancreatitis/liver issues ER gave carafte Pepcid (famotidine) for ulcer still in severe pain/naus labs only?

Do you still: Have a gallbladder? If pain persistent despite reasonable treatment, you need further evaluation, including xray/ultrasound/ct abdomen possibly. ...Read more

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[email protected] chest pains. Ejg, xrays, blood, ultrasound neg. On maalox, pepcid, (famotidine) morphine. Poss belly issue. Liver func down, then norm. What's next?

Admited@hospital.4 chest pains. Ejg, xrays, blood, ultrasound neg. On maalox, pepcid, (famotidine) morphine. Poss belly issue. Liver func down, then norm. What's next?

Possibiliies: Hard to say from the information provided. Peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, gall bladder disease, hepatitis and chronic liver disease all come to mind. You should discuss with your doctor if any of this applies to you. ...Read more

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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 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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Is famotidine good for acid reflux?

Is famotidine good for acid reflux?

Yes: It should help. If it does not you can try a PPI- proton pump inhibitor, ie omeprazole, lansoprazole. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can I develop an allergy to famotidine?

Can I develop an allergy to famotidine?

Possible: One can develop a drug allergy to any drug. ...Read more

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Does famotidine interact with domperidone?

None: I could not find any drug interactions between the two. ...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 drink coffee or espresso while prescribed famotidine 40mg?

Can I drink coffee or espresso while prescribed famotidine 40mg?

Avoid: If you are taking famotidine, you likely have gastritis or GERD. Caffeine can increase the risk of reflux and gastritis. So it is best to minimize caffeine as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can u take famotidine with concerta are u allowed to mix them together

Can u take famotidine with concerta are u allowed to mix them together

Concerta and pepcid (famotidine): Concerta is methylphenidate -a stimulant used typically for ADHD. That drug is similar to 'speed' and could have side effects like nervousness, high blood pressure, and even some GI effects. Pepcid (famotidine) is an over-the-counter antacid that generally won't have major drug interactions with Concerta. If you can separate the taking of each med in time that is probably better in case of absorption issues ...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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Can I take famotidine and concerta together am I able to mix them together

No adverse interacti: There is no adverse interaction recognized between these two agents. Every human is unique at the level of chemistry, however, so the absence of known adverse interactions cannot completely exclude a problem in you. Always take an experimental approach when adding drugs together. ...Read more

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Does famotidine cause any sexual side effect? If yes, are they reversiable?

Does famotidine cause any sexual side effect? If yes, are they reversiable?

Rarely.: Sexual side-effects (type not mentioned) are extraordinarily uncommon with Famotidine (pepcid), a gastric histamine blocker. I have never heard of an irreversible sexual side efffect occuring with the drug! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Pepcid (Definition)

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