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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Is it safe to take Ranitidine and famotidine together? And is it unsafe to take more than two tablets of the Pepcid Complete in a 24 hour time period?

Is it safe to take Ranitidine and famotidine together? And is it unsafe to take more than two tablets of the Pepcid Complete in a 24 hour time period?

No-discuss w ur doc: These two medicines are of the same class and should not be taken together. More is not necessarily better and increases risk of side effects. If breakthrough symptoms, should consider switch to different class such as proton pump inhibitors but be sure to discuss w your doctor to be sure underlying cause and potential complications have been sought. Happy to consult and review your case ...Read more

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Hi, I've been taking famotidine for about 2 weeks and am having white/ very light gray stools. Should I be concerned, or is this a side effect of pill?

Hi, I've been taking famotidine for about 2 weeks and am having white/ very light gray stools. Should I be concerned, or is this a side effect of pill?

Nothing of concern: Famotidine is a safe drug with little or no side effects. You should not get too concerned about the color of your stools. ...Read more

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Ive had gastritis for two weeks. I think the cause was taking doxycycline tablets without water. I am taking Pepcid (famotidine) now, how much longer will this go?

Ive had gastritis for two weeks. I think the cause was taking doxycycline tablets without water. I am taking Pepcid (famotidine) now, how much longer will this go?

Variable: General info: Symptoms of gastritis due to an irritant like doxycycline generally improve within days of stopping the irritant. Proton pump inhibitors (eg.omeprazole/Prilosec) help healing much more than treatment with H2 blockers (eg Pepcid). Persistent symptoms need clinic evaluation for possible ulcers, or for H. pylori infection which can delay healing & is treated with a combination of meds. ...Read more

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I took a OTC famotidine pill and it got stuck in throat it feels like its moved down but stuck should i go to er am i ok will it fix on own?

I took a OTC famotidine pill and it got stuck in throat it feels like its moved down but stuck should i go to er am i ok will it fix on own?

Label Directions: I took OTC famotidine pill and it got stuck in throat. It feels like it moved down but stuck what should I do? Drink something and it will move it into the stomach. Label directions on OTC meds will help describe best ways to use the medications. ...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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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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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 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
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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pepcid (Definition)

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