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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Large range of possibilities: There are a large range of possibilities that could cause that to be occurring. First, some ulcers can make people feel a hunger type of pain. You should make sure your doctor has checked for this. Also, depending on what you are eating, some people have postprandial hypoglycemia, which just means that sugar levels fall after eating, causing the hunger. ...Read more

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Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?

Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?

Probably not: There are many medical alternatives for your condition. I would try many before having surgery. Discuss with your PCP and, upon referral, with a gastrointerologist. ...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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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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Can I play sports on medication such as ondansetrom and famotidine?

Can I play sports on medication such as ondansetrom and famotidine?

Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you. ...Read more

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What can I do if erectile disfunction occure after 9 days intake of 20mg famotidine? Can solve this problem by discont. This drug? After how many days

What can I do if erectile disfunction occure after 9 days intake of 20mg famotidine? Can solve this problem by discont. This drug? After how many days

Stop Famotidine: Even though Erectile dysfunction has been reprted in patients taking Famotidine.But in the study they found the same number who were not taking famotidine and just placebo also had ED. In your case here your ED started after you started taking this drug. I will stop the drug and your problem will be solved in 2to 3 days. Famotidine has half life of 2.5 to 3.5 hours. So most of the drug will be out of ...Read more

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Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Functional dyspepsia: By definition is not a problem of stomach acid and so will not be treated by either pantoprazole or famotidine. The treatments are amitriptyline, mirtazipine, citalopram, etc. ...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 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

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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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Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD. ...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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Does expired Pepcid (famotidine) AC work?

Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.

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Is it ok to take expired pepcid (famotidine)?

Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms although it may be less effective. The us army had done some study on this issue and found that many but not all drugs could be used for, I believe, a few more years after the expiration date. ...Read more

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I have expired pepcid (famotidine)? Dangerous?

Not dangerous: But never wise to use expired medication. It may no longer be effective ; chemical composition can alter with time. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2 pepcids (famotidine) a day?

Can I take more than 2 pepcids (famotidine) a day?

See your doctor: If you are taking 2 pecid tabs a day and are still having symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will expired Pepcid (famotidine) still be effective?

Will expired Pepcid (famotidine) still be effective?

Yes: Most medicines may still work years after the expiration date, but the effect may be weak or unpredictable. There are few medications that never should be taken after the expiration date (example : : tetracyclines. Avoid liquid antibiotics, insulin, & nitroglycerine).If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective get a new bottle. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC if it expired in 2010?

Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more

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Why shouldn't I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) a day?

Why shouldn't I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) a day?

No difference: Because it probably wouldn't make a difference, the maximum effect of Pepcid is achieved with 2 doses a day, if you need a more powerful acid reducer then you need to change Pepcid to something else like Nexium (esomeprazole) " medically we call them ppis or proton pump inhibitors". ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Pepcid (Definition)

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