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Dr. John Landi
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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


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What is the definition or description of: Pepcid (famotidine) overdose?

Pepcid OD: Pepcid (famotidine) is an antacid/ antihistamine. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...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??

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??

Don't take it: Hi YHogan,
Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. Please do not take that pepcid. It is expired and typically it is used to treat reflux/heartburn. I doubt that it will help your nausea. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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Are there any drug interactions between phenergan, (promethazine) percocet, and pepcid?

Are there any drug interactions between phenergan, (promethazine) percocet, and pepcid?

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

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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 Id recommend getting evaluated. Could be gallbladder problem or pancreatitis. ...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 advice 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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Can I take prolisec and Pepcid (famotidine) together?

Can I take prolisec and Pepcid (famotidine) together?

No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However, it may be an overkill to take both at the same time since you would not likely get additional benefit from doing so. ...Read more

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Is there a reason that have the chewable Pepcid (famotidine) AC has been removed from every store that I have looked for it?

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

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What are some home remedies for thick walls of gastritis? Currently taking Nexum and Pepcid. Not great fixes. Please be detailed. Thank you!

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

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Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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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Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) the same?

Tums and Pepcid (famotidine) the same?

No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker. ...Read more

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What is pepcid (famotidine)?

What is pepcid (famotidine)?

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

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Can Pepcid (famotidine) be crushed?

Depends: As long as the medication is not a slow release medication it can be crushed. ...Read more

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Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD. ...Read more

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Does expired Pepcid (famotidine) AC work?

Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.

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Is it ok to take expired pepcid (famotidine)?

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

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I have expired pepcid (famotidine)? Dangerous?

Not dangerous: But never wise to use expired medication. It may no longer be effective ; chemical composition can alter with time. ...Read more

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Pepcid (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more