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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I took 2, 20mg Pepcid (famotidine)--one at 4am, another at 6am. Was ok til now so I took another 20mg at 6pm. Is 60mg over 14 hours dangerous?
Be careful: Its not recommended to take more than what is recommended - I dont think the dose is dangerous since the prescription dose would be 40 mg twice a day. If you need more than the recommended over the counter dose, please consult with your physician ...Read more
Not a concern w/drug: Ref: sabesin sm. Aliment pharmacol ther. 1993;7 suppl 2:35-40. Safety issues relating to long-term treatment with histamine h2-receptor antagonists. "high doses of Cimetidine (> 5 g/day) can cause reversible impotence or gynaecomastia." there is no corresponding information in pubmed to suggest the same problem nor support your concern about erectile dysfunction with famotidine. Another cause? ...Read more
Probably not: it is supposed to be taken at nigh or in split doses however it really does not matter if it works for you. ...Read more
Do not take: If not needed would not take. Why take anything if you do not need it. ...Read more
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