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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.
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
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
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
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?
I had a mild fever for days ago with upper abdomen pain. The fever and pain subsided within 24 hours, but over the last few days I have been experiencing upset stomach (nausea&heartburn) and one episode of diarrhea. I have been taking Pepcid (40mg) every
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
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
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
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
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ›
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
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
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