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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
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
Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?
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
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
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
Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you. ...Read more
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
If I m serious about drug releated side effect like sexual problem and austiopenia, which is better for me? Famotidine or pantaprazole?
I beleive: Either drug would help with stomach acid without impacting sexual function or bone mineralization. ...Read more
Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?
I was prescribed vicodin and famotidine but I also chew nicotine gum, is it safe to take all of these drugs together?
Yes: There are no known interactions taking these three meds together. ...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
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
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
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
Pepcid (famotidine): In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more
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
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more