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Medicine For Pepcid Overdose
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
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Very bad nausea and bedridden so unable to get to a drug store. I found pepcid complete chewable tablet that expired 08/07 will this make me sicker??
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
Yes: There are definitely drug interactions between Phenergan (promethazine) and Percocet which can lead to drowsiness, mental confusion and others which make operating motor vehicles possibly hazardous, falls possible, nausea to name a few. Be very cautious taking the two together and especially around machinery. ...Read more
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 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.
Is there a reason that have the chewable Pepcid (famotidine) AC has been removed from every store that I have looked for it?
J&J Pepcid (famotidine) Recall:
Johnson and johnson recalled Pepcid (famotidine) and other over-the-counter medicines in april 2012 due to quality issues. They may not return to the shelves until 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/business/popular-jj-drugs-may-not-return-until-2013.html. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for thick walls of gastritis? Currently taking Nexum and Pepcid. Not great fixes. Please be detailed. Thank you!
Gastritis: Check for H pylori, check for eosinophilic gastritis, also check thyroid -hyperactive thyroid can exacerbate Check gastrin levels. Sometimes changing to another PPI may be effective, If on Nexium take 40 mg not 20. Consider adding Carafate. Avoid triggers like alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, sodas, spicy foods, Check for food intolerences, milk,gluten, soy. F/U w GI ...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. The Lowest dose of the least potent med for shortest period to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...Read more
I chronically use Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg/day, excedrine13pills/day for 2yrs, could I have b12def? I have simular symps includin neuro probs, gastritis symps not dx
Too much aspirin?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H. Pylori bacteria & use of nsaids are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. The dose of Aspirin you described (13/day) is excessive & further puts you at risk for alterations in small & large intestine, not to mention kidney, hearing, bleeding, coagulation problems. Why r u taking it? ...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 effects 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
Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. Not as potent as ppi drugs like prilosec, which inhibit proton pumps in the stomach to further decrease production of acid. ...Read more
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