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Doctor insights on: Pepcid Ac Warnings And Recalls

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Does expired Pepcid (famotidine) AC work?

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

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) AC if it expired in 2010?

Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...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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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. Lowest dose of least potent med for shortest period of time to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...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 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

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Can i take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

Can i take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the recent past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the medications. Sometimes, a brand name (such as Pepto-Bismol) changes its ingredients as the years go by. ...Read more

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Can you take Pepcid (famotidine) AC and Prilosec together?

Can you take Pepcid (famotidine) AC and Prilosec 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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Im 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old expired pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Im 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old  expired  pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Probably: Most medications stored in dry and cool condition remain effective even months after the expiration date but obviously this is dependent on the individual drug. At 8 months of pregnancy, the fetus is fully formed and thus Pepcid (famotidine) AC would not likely affect the fetus and will likely remain effective if it has been stored in a cool and dry place. No drug be taken if unneeded. ...Read more

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How does Pepcid (famotidine) AC interact with alcohol? Is it ok to consume both at the same time?

How does Pepcid (famotidine) AC interact with alcohol? Is it ok to consume both at the same time?

Not good idea: In general, one should not take alcohol with medications. If you have to take pepcid, (famotidine) i would be concerned for possible gastritis and sometimes even ulcers as alcohol can be a causative factor. Best is to avoid alcohol for a while and let your stomach calm down. If symptoms persist, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Of course, your liver will also thank you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?

Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?

Yes: Pepcid is a common medication used for stomach acid symptoms. Zantac (ranitidine) and tagamet are similar, and all of them are now available over-the-counter and are known as "h-2 blockers". You can use it for treatment of indigestion and is ok to use with methadone, but if your stomach continues to bother you be sure to see your primary care physician. ...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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pepcid (Definition)

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