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Is It Ok To Take Expired Pepcid
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
Probably: Most medications stored in dry and cool condition remain effective even months after the expiration date but obviously this is dependent on the individual drug. At 8 months of pregnancy, the fetus is fully formed and thus Pepcid (famotidine) AC would not likely affect the fetus and will likely remain effective if it has been stored in a cool and dry place. No drug be taken if unneeded. ...Read more
Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more
I took 2 Tums an hour ago and need further relief. All I have is Pepcid (famotidine) AC that expired 2 years ago. Am I doing more harm than good if I take it?
Abdominal pain: Do NOT take expired medications, 2 years is very old, may be more harm then good. If abdominal pain milk has calcium, a neutralizer. Calcium is the main ingredient in tums (if lactose intolerant this won't work).Can also try baking soda-1/2 teaspoon in a cup warm water but only take 2-3 times a day for 1 day. In the morning you can get new pepcid (famotidine) in a pharmacy. F/U today with doc/urgent care ...Read more
I'm on day 4 of 150 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, and I've been noticing that I get terrible heartburn in the morning. Is it ok to take pepcid complete?
No drug interactions: There are no interactions listed when using these two drugs together (Reference http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=467-602, 440-2469 ...Read more
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
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
No difference: Because it probably wouldn't make a difference, the maximum effect of Pepcid is achieved with 2 doses a day, if you need a more powerful acid reducer then you need to change Pepcid to something else like Nexium (esomeprazole) " medically we call them ppis or proton pump inhibitors". ...Read more
How much pepcid (famotidine) can I take per day? I'm am to take 20 mg twice a day. How long do I have to wait in between?
Every 12: Hous. If it is not helping you might have to try Prilosec ...Read more
Sometimes it takes 45-60 minutes before I feel relief from acid when I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (10mg). Is that normal to take so long?
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
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
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
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the recent past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the medications. Sometimes, a brand name (such as Pepto-Bismol) changes its ingredients as the years go by. ...Read more
Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together... ...Read more
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