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How Does Pepcid Work
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
I have bad GERD n take Pepcid 20mg and reglan (metoclopramide) 5mg. The Pepcid doesn't work what else can I take for my bad acid?
Bad gerd: You may need to try different medications, e.g. Proton pump inhibitors like over the counter omeprazole, which may work a lot better. Also try not to eat after 7pm, avoid alcohol, do not smoke as this irritates stomach, try to place 6 inch blocks under head of bed posts so your upper body is on a slant so fluid from your stomach can not easily get into your throat. Evening meal should be small. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have reflux. Pepcid (famotidine) used to work. I took Prilosec 2 months ago and that worked. What would you recommend for treatment?
GERD: You may have to stay on the prilosec or other PPI medication long term. Consider weight loss if needed. Avoid eating then lying down soon after meals. Avoid foods that worsen reflux (caffeine, peppermints, chocolate, spicy foods etc). Consider placing object like a brick under headboard of bed to elevated it slightly and allow gravity to help you. Consider endoscopy to assess problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just started taking protonix (pantoprazole) for gerd. Since it may take several days for it to work, can I take Pepcid or Zantac too until it does work?
Best relief for acid reflux (in lower neck)? Usually 20mg of Pepcid (famotidine) AC works, but once in a while it's ineffective. Pepto? Prilosec? Mg pills?
Either 20mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC or 2 Tums (600mg Ca total) work well for my acid reflux. Which is less harmful in long run? Afraid of Ca clogging my arteries.
Help!bloating sharp pain in chest sometimes hot terrible gas & belching for the past week. I'm sacred to eat . Pepto Pepcid (famotidine) AC and gas x does not work?
Tightness below breastbone sometimes with acid reflux & not. Comes and goes also. told it's gerd sometimes pepcid, tums, etc don't work. suggestions?
SEE GI doc: You need to consult a GI doctor and get an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have really bad heartburn. I have trouble breathing. Pepcid AC and Zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work.Sometimes i get a stabbing feeling in my belly. What is it?
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