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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 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 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
I took 2 Tums an hour ago and need further relief. All i have is Pepcid 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 in a pharmacy.F/U today with doc/urgent care ...Read more
I'm on day 4 of 150 mg of wellbutrin 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
I currently take 5mg Bystolic for HBP and newly take Famotidine/Pepcid 40 mg for acid reflux.. was told to take both at night.. is this ok?
Yes no prob to take: There is no problem taking these medications at bedtime. Many medications are given at bedtime especially if there are certain side effects that are much less of an issue we you are asleep. No problem taking these at the same time ...Read more
I am 62yr and have osteoporosis, I have acid reflux and wondering if it is ok to take omeprazole, Is Pepcid AC safer?
Different classes: Not sure if you're on medication for Osteoporosis as those can actually make reflux symptoms worse. Either Pepcid or Omeprazole may be helpful but Pepcid is sometimes less effective but safer with other medications. Moderate to severe conditions usually require Omeprazole and other meds in that class. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation. ...Read more
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