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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

Famotidine Overdose (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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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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Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

NO it is just Pepsid: Taking 2 tablets will not harm you eat some food 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 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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Can I take famotidine 20mg to reduce acid if I've taken Vyvanse 40mg?

YES: There is no contraindication I am aware of
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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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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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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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My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that Pepcid (famotidine) can cause or treat sore tongue. would be best if you visited a dentist in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Would Famotidine impair digestion if taken after meal and why?

Would Famotidine impair digestion if taken after meal and why?

No: It will lower gastric acid levels but not so much as to impair digestion. Long term use can occasionally cause
Vitamin B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) the same?

Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) the same?

No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Apples & oranges: Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is better for sulfur burps, famotidine, or omeprazole?

What is better for sulfur burps, famotidine, or omeprazole?

Depends on...: ...dose, frequency /duration of use, & drug tolerance but in general the PPI (proton pump inhibitor) class of acid blockers (like omeprazole) is more efficacious than the previous generation of H2 blockers (like famotidine). ...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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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. Lynne Weixel
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Pepcid (Definition)

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