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Pepcid Ac Complete Recall
Pepcid (famotidine): In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
How long does it take for AC joint separation to heal? XR 3 years ago showed AC joint separation. Recent XR shows grade 2 separation. Still have pain
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At 3 years, you are as likely as good as you will be. Sprains heal in about 6-12 weeks, and symptoms can linger after that, but after 3 years, there is no expectation of change.
A grade 2 AC seperation typically is not painful long term. You need to have an exam and figure out what the correct diagnosis is. You may have developed arthritis in the AC joint. Injections and surgery are an option ...Read more
How can I get immediate relief for an acid reflux attack? I have tried pepto bismal & Pepcid (famotidine) complete with no relief
Let me help you: Take antacids. In many cases, over-the-counter antacids offer instant relief from acid refluxmaylanta) use h2-blockers(prilosic and others...)relieve reflux symptoms within an hour. Sit up instead of lying down during an acid reflux attack. Avoid triggers (caffeine, alcoholic beverages and spicy foods). Good luck. ...Read more
Throat probs for weeks, severe heartburn & nausea for days, cardiac r/o. Insufficient relief w/protonix,bmx, zofran, Zantac, (ranitidine) pepto, & avoidances.
They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more
Recent stint insertion patient would like to have two questions answered: can you take Pepcid & Zantac (ranitidine) together and what doseages does Zantac (ranitidine) come in?
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or longer. If you need to use acid medications frequently you should consult with your doctor, since you may be suppressing something that needs to be diagnosed and addressed properly. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before the first meal of the day, Pepcid (famotidine) nearly at any time. There is no added benefit for most people to take Prilosec and Pepcid (famotidine) together the first thing in the morning although some people may need to take Pepcid (famotidine) at bedtime to reduce the acid output. ...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 affects 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
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
Parent ill after Prednisone. Now on Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg 2x a day, but gets Dilantin 200mg nightly. How many hours apart to safely take Pepcid (famotidine) and Dilantin?
SEE BELOW: Dilantin interacts with numerous medications, and not worthwhile to do cumbersome approach with alternating Pepcid (famotidine) and Dilantin. OK to take them together, and if your doctor is concerned, a Dilantin blood level can allow dose adjustment to therapy range if required. ...Read more
Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) (almost) daily ok? Any possible adverse long term issues? Not asking about my GERD. My GP. ruled out anything serious.
It is safe: the safety record for pepcid (famotidine) have been established so you do not have to worry about that but any medicine we balance between the benefit and the potential side effect so it really depend on why you are taking it and is it helping i hope that will answer your question good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more
Waking middle of night "starving" but food doesn't help. Carafate (sucralfate) sometimes helps. Take prevacid 15mg qd. Increase? Or take Pepcid AC at night?
Possible GERD: Many different things can cause similar symptoms of night time hunger and or heartburn like symptoms. H. Pylore infection, stress, sleep deprivation, drug side effect like nsaids, , anixiety, excess caffeine, hot food , constipation, irregular bm etc . Try to find a trigger. Pepcid (famotidine) ac can be tried. If symptoms persist need to see doc. ...Read more
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