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Can i take generic Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg 2x daily and sucralfate 1/2 gram 3x daily each day without any side effects?
GI meds: Hello, the medications you are taking are used for gerd, gastritis with possible peptic ulceration. The medications are very helpful especially when used together. The dosing looks good. Side effects can occur with any medication. Be sure to see your doctor, especially if you suspect and problems are still occurring. Sometimes an endoscopy and eval for a bacteria called h pylori may need treatment. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?
Yes: Pepcid is a common medication used for stomach acid symptoms. Zantac (ranitidine) and tagamet are similar, and all of them are now available over-the-counter and are known as "h-2 blockers". You can use it for treatment of indigestion and is ok to use with methadone, but if your stomach continues to bother you be sure to see your primary care physician. ...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