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Long Term Effects Of Famotidine
Safe to take Pepcid 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'm Asian and i take Pepcid before i drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?
Fatty liver: Alcohol affects the way the liver process fat so your liver cells get stuffed full of it. If you drink often it can make your liver get fat – reducing your consumption can help it return to its normal size. You can spend half of your life damaging your body/liver and not feel any of the effects. Moderation is the key with or without pepcid. ...Read more
Been getting acid reflux (felt in throat) daily. 10mg or 20mg of famotidine stops it every time. Is famotidine damaging long term?
What's more effective for acid reflux, 300mg of ranitidine or 20mg of famotidine ? Which one is likely to last longer, the effects ?
Is that healthy taking 80mg pantoprazole plus 40mg famotidine for a long time ?I have losing my weight unintended by about 10 kg , so is cancer signs?
Gastroduodenal ulcer: Not necessarily cancer. Need to get tested for h pylori + peptic ulcer and get on antibiotics for 2 weeks is you have this. Neuroendocrine tumor such as zes is also possible after this much acid suppression for this long. You need an upper endoscopy and internal med/gi eval. ...Read more
Is there any side effect of pepcide (famotidine) for 5 week old? My concern is on long run and stomach acids impact of the dose (if any)?
Probably not: Not clear what you would be treating a 5 week old with Pepcid for without a physician's input? In any case if you give a low 5 -10 mg dose maybe some sedation would be expected but i don't think that i would use Pepcid for long though. See your doctor this might be an intolerance to formula or even breast milk sometimes. ...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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