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To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after Plavix?

To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after Plavix?

Pepcid (famotidine) should: Either be given at night or twice per day. Once you have stable levels of medication in your blood stream, it doesn't matter how you time it with your Plavix (clopidogrel). The key is taking your Plavix (clopidogrel) with food. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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How far apart to safely take Prednisone, Aspirin, Plavix, Metoprolol, Pepcid (famotidine) in AM? And Prednisone, Pepcid (famotidine), Metoprolol in PM?

How far apart to safely take Prednisone, Aspirin, Plavix, Metoprolol, Pepcid (famotidine) in AM? And Prednisone, Pepcid (famotidine), Metoprolol in PM?

Combination of meds: pepcid (famotidine) blocks the acid receptors in the stomach and may interfere with the breakdown and therefore absorption of some of the medication you have mentioned...i would suggest taking the pepcid (famotidine) a few hours after your other medications but i know may patients who safely take all of these medications together ...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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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more

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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and pepcid?

Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid and you are just doubling up on the drug by taking both together. Do note that zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea in some people. ...Read more

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Is Pepcid comparable to zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people. ...Read more

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Can i take Prilosec and pepcid (famotidine)?

Can i take Prilosec and pepcid (famotidine)?

Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. However you should consult your doctor if you do require both drugs regularly to control your symptoms just in case there is something more serious happening. ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

yes: There are no interactions with Plavix (clopidogrel) and vit k. In contrast, warfarin or Coumadin cannot be taken with vitamin k. Take care! ...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 i take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and pepcid?

Can i take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and pepcid?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Both are antacids but belong to different classes. But still you have to discuss with your doctor before taking this together. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

See below: Some data recommend not to take these combinations together. I have not seen a solid date support that. Therefore i personally use these combinations together. If you're concerned about it please discuss this with your doctor. Alternatively you can take h2-blockers or a different proton pump inhibitor such as dexilent ...Read more

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding, like other: anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. ...Read more

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Can i take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with pepcid?

Probably yes: Medications like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) are usually taken in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on a daily basis. Many people who still have some symptoms later in the day or at night add a medication of another class (like Pepcid or zantac) in the evening. ...Read more

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Can you take mobic (meloxicam) if you are on plavix?

No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid and Zantac (ranitidine) together ?

Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together... ...Read more

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What is the usual side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding: Nosebleeds, tarry stools, bloody urine or vomit, chest pain, sudden numbness, pale skin, jaundice, easy bruising. ...Read more

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Take Pepcid (famotidine) and Prilosec at the same time?

Take Pepcid (famotidine) and Prilosec at the same time?

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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Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing interval. ...Read more

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Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Yes: If Plavix (clopidogrel) is needed, for instance within a year of receiving a drug eluting stent, it can be taken during dialysis treatments. ...Read more

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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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Which is better: Pepcid (famotidine) complete vs prilosec?

Which is better: Pepcid (famotidine) complete vs prilosec?

They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

Very controversial: Answer depends upon how you interpret evidence. Kind of like blind men & elephant. Check out http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/antiplatelet-agents/Default.htm for good summary. Bottom line, while we often add Clopidogrel to aspirin to prevent stroke, the outcome benefits are not quite there. Of note, we're not "treating" so much as "preventing" another one ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Pepcid (famotidine) and Prilosec together?

Wait some time: Prilosec is a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor that needs an acid stimulus to activate it. A meal would do that. Taking Pepcid (famotidine) too close to Prilosec may decrease the latter's effectiveness. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pepcid (Definition)

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