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Medicine For Famotidine Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid (famotidine) may help but i would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more
Pepcid allergy: Pepcid (Famotidine) is an antacid / antihistamine used in the treatment of ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), & acid indigestion. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/pepcid-drug.htm ...Read more
I take Pepcid and Claritin daily for reflux and allergies respectively. Nursing 7 month old. Okay?
Safe: Pepcid (famotidine) is used in newborns in levels higher than would be found in breastmilk. It is safe. Claritin (loratadine) an antihistamine might alter breast milk flow. Consider instead using nasal steroid or nasal cromolyn (both over the counter). Both are safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more
What can I do if erectile disfunction occure after 9 days intake of 20mg famotidine? Can solve this problem by discont. This drug? After how many days
Stop Famotidine: Even though Erectile dysfunction has been reprted in patients taking Famotidine.But in the study they found the same number who were not taking famotidine and just placebo also had ED.In your case here your ED started after you started taking this drug.I will stop the drug and your problem will be solved in 2to 3 days.Famotidine has half life of 2.5 to 3.5 hours.So most of the drug will be out of ...Read more
Apples & oranges: Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any over-the-counter acid reflux medicine stronger than Pepcid (famotidine) complete and prilose otc?
Sure...: Pepcid (famotidine) is an H2 blocker. That class of drugs relative to acid suppression is exceeded by the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class, of which Prilosec was the first. Many subsequent PPI's have been introduced with longer durations of action. Although we can't endorse particular products on HealthTap, ask your pharmacist to recommend another PPI. Better yet, see your gastroenterologist for the right Rx. ...Read more
If i m serious about drug releated side effect like sexual problem and austiopenia, which is better for me? Famotidine or pantaprazole?
I beleive: Either drug would help with stomach acid without impacting sexual function or bone mineralization. ...Read more
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?
Can I take a sleep medicine with famotidine such as night time Nyquil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?
Yes: Usually, there is no interaction with famotidine and nyquil or tylenol (acetaminophen) PM. Some recommend avoiding the combination with a different pain medication such as enteric-coated naproxen as the combination may result in premature dissolution of enteric coating, potentially increasing risk of stomach ulcers sometimes associated with naproxen. ...Read more
I was prescribed vicodin and famotidine but I also chew nicotine gum, is it safe to take all of these drugs together?
Can Pepcid (famotidine) be taken with cold medicine?Taken over-the-counter cold meds, liquid and pills, but have really bad heartburn.
It's OK: Pepcid is a type of histamine blocker that is not found in any cold products. You need to be careful with cold meds because they have multiple ingredients. I advise my patients to take only OTC meds that have 1 ingredient! If you need pain relief - take ibuprofen. If you need cough suppressant - take robitussin (guaifenesin). If you need decongestant - take sudafed. Even I get confused in that aisle!!! ...Read more
Acid Reflux, terrible chest pain that's radiating to my back! Pepcid (famotidine) isn't helping and neither are tums. What OTC medicine can help with this?
Can one of my medicines be causing my tinnitus? I'm on sertraline, famotidine, librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Mag-Ox. I'm only on day 5 of the sertraline.
Can pepcid (famotidine) ac cause sore throat and ear ache. I'm not sure if it's the medicine or the reflux? Should I consult my doctor? Any info would be helpful.
Yes: According to epocrates...No black box warnings exist for pepcid (famotidine). Only in renal insufficiency dosis should be adjusted. There has been reports associating Pepcid (famotidine) with cardiac arrhythmias and av blocks but I am not aware about chf. In general i think is not absolutely contraindicated. Unless a cardiologist recommends to stop it i don't think it is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
drug interaction checker did not show any significant interactions between Pepcid (famotidine) &
Sudafed Congestion (pseudoephedrine). However, there are many different formulations of sudafed. So, if not using plain sudafed would check the formulation specifically. ...Read more
Under MD direction: Famotidine, an H2-receptor antagonist with rapid acid control, when combined with omeprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) with long-lasting anti-secretory effect, should give better results overall than either alone. I didn't find any interactions. Combine these while under a doctor's direction so that you only take them as long as needed, and don't take a PPI when pregnant. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: But take medications only as instructed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prophylaxis: It depends on the severity of the allergy. Some people try to use pepcid (famotidine) before eating shellfish to ward off allergic symptoms. Pepcid (famotidine) is a histamine blocker so it may be used for treatment of allergic reactions when they occur but I awoud advise you not to rely on their ability to prevent them especially if your shellfish allergy involves airway compromise or any breathing difficulty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should be: Depends if this occurred only after began taking this medication. ...Read more
Avoid triggers : Several things can exacerbate your symptoms and you need to figure out your triggers. Some triggers for gerd are eating too quickly, eating late at night, foods that are spicy, fried or tomato base, eating chocolate or mint or caffeine products. If no improvement, you should follow with your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more