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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

Pepcid Allergy (Definition)

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: ...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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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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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

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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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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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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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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?

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

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If someone is taking Zantac 300 daily, can they take a Pepcid complete for breakthrough evening reflux?

If someone is taking Zantac 300 daily, can they take a Pepcid complete for breakthrough evening reflux?

GERD: It is fine on occasional basis. Zantac is first generation and Pepcid is second generation. There is no drug interaction between two. Even third generation Omeprazole is ok to take of symptoms are severe. ...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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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