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Doctor insights on: Pepcid H2 Receptor Blocker

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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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Might an h2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) to cause a bowel obstruction or even a partial bowel obstruction?

Might an h2 blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) to cause a bowel obstruction or even a partial bowel obstruction?

Not likely: Intestinal obstruction (in contrast with adynamic ileus) is a mechanical problem, caused most often by obstruction, less often by intestinal tumors or internal hernias. Some meds can cause ileus, but h2 blockers do not. ...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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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 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 i take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with pepcid?

Can i take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with pepcid?

Should not: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is one of new ppi that works very well, you do not need to take together with pepcid. However if you want to take a holiday break , then you can take Pepcid by itself for few days, then get back on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). ...Read more

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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


Pepcid (Definition)

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