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Can I develop an allergy to famotidine?

Can I develop an allergy to famotidine?

Possible: One can develop a drug allergy to any drug. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can Pepcid (famotidine) AC to help alcohol allergy?

Can Pepcid (famotidine) AC to help alcohol allergy?

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

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Will famotidine help with the itching (pollen allergy)?

Will famotidine help with the itching (pollen allergy)?

No: It antagonizes H2 receptors in the stomach, thas helping decrease acid production, though an antihistaminic, but doesn't help the itch, H1 blockers, as diphenhydramine do help against the itching ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pepcid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pepcid allergy?

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

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I take Pepcid and Claritin daily for reflux and allergies respectively. Nursing 7 month old. Okay?

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

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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

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

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Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

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

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Is there any over-the-counter acid reflux medicine stronger than Pepcid (famotidine) complete and prilose otc?

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

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Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Functional dyspepsia: By definition is not a problem of stomach acid and so will not be treated by either pantoprazole or famotidine. The treatments are amitriptyline, mirtazipine, citalopram, etc. ...Read more

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Can I take a sleep medicine with famotidine such as night time Nyquil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

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

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Can Pepcid (famotidine) be taken with cold medicine? Taken over-the-counter cold meds, liquid and pills, but have really bad heartburn.

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

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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?

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?

Reflux: You can always double up on Prilosec OTC and take 40mg once a day. However if nothing is helping I'd recommend getting evaluated. Could be gallbladder problem or pancreatitis. ...Read more

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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 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.

Assuming new: I am assuming you have had the tinnitus since starting one of the meds. Zoloft (sertraline) can do this. I would perhaps talk to your doctor about holding it. If it doesn't go away, I would check for an acute inflamation of the middle ear such as a viral infection ...Read more

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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.

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.

It should not: Ipepcid AC is not known to cause this kind of side effect. reflux can. My advise is to see your doctor and have proper evaluation and you might need a stronger medication than OTC medicine ...Read more

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Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

NO it is just Pepsid: Taking 2 tablets will not harm you eat some food Famotidine is Pepcid (famotidine) reduces the stomach acid (hcl) production by blocking h-2 receptors, help to heal peptic ulcers, acid reflex, and heart burn. ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee or espresso while prescribed famotidine 40mg?

Can I drink coffee or espresso while prescribed famotidine 40mg?

Avoid: If you are taking famotidine, you likely have gastritis or GERD. Caffeine can increase the risk of reflux and gastritis. So it is best to minimize caffeine as much as possible. ...Read more

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Should people with CHF take pepcid (famotidine)?

Should people with CHF take pepcid (famotidine)?

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 more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and sudafed together?

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and sudafed together?

Drugs. Com: 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

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Can Pepcid (famotidine) for Prilosec cause headaches?

Can Pepcid (famotidine) for Prilosec cause headaches?

May be: Any of these medications can have headache as a side effect. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight; I understand that it is easier said than done! ...Read more

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Can I take famotidine and omeprazole at the same time?

Can I take famotidine and omeprazole at the same time?

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 more

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How fast and how does famotidine and omeprazole help you?

How fast and how does famotidine and omeprazole help you?

In an hour.: Maximum effect for the pepcid (famotidine) takes 3 hours and for the prilosec takes 2 hours. I hope this helps. If you still have concerns about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

My tongue hurts. Could Pepcid (famotidine) be the culprit?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that Pepcid (famotidine) can cause or treat sore tongue. would be best if you visited a dentist in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Would Famotidine impair digestion if taken after meal and why?

Would Famotidine impair digestion if taken after meal and why?

No: It will lower gastric acid levels but not so much as to impair digestion. Long term use can occasionally cause
Vitamin B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Would famotidine impair digestion if taken after meals and why?

Would famotidine impair digestion if taken after meals and why?

No: Despite decreasing the amount of acid that the stomach produces, famotidine does not in any appreciable way affect digestion. Your body can do just fine while on this medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC if I'm allergic to shell fish?

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC if I'm allergic to shell fish?

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 more

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Can I take Fluoxetine (20 mg) and Pepcid (famotidine) AC together?

Yes, okay together: There are no known interactions between fluoxetine (an antidepressant also known as Prozac) and Pepcid AC (famotidine - an acid reducer). Best regards. ...Read more

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Could pepcid (famotidine) ac make me burp about an hour after taking it?

Could pepcid (famotidine) ac make me burp about an hour after taking it?

Burping: Not usually. Most likely the reason you have to take the Pepcid (famotidine) is the cause ...Read more

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It is safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) at least one hour before taking Dilantin 200mg?

Pepcid/Dilantin: Pepcid (famotidine) may increase effects of Dilantin. Taking Pepcid (famotidine) at least few hours before or after Dilantin might lessen that effect. Review with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can stopping Pepcid (famotidine) cause rebound GERD? Is there a way to find the source of GERD

Can stopping Pepcid (famotidine) cause rebound GERD? Is there a way to find the source of GERD

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Famotidine (Definition)

This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pepcid (Definition)

Pepcid is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more