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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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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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 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 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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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 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 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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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

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Can I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Can I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is the preferred drug because tagamet has a number of significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Can you take Pepcid complete with dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Can you take Pepcid complete with dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

WHY WOULD YOU?: You can not further inhibit acid supression any more on dexilant (dexlansoprazole). However, the added meds may help reflux a little bit for breakthrough symptoms. It is not unsafe, if that is your question. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

See your MD instead: If you have not gotten the relief expected after a brief use of the recommended dose of this or any other medication for that matter, you really ought to go see your physician for a proper evaluation. Perhaps you have an ulcer in your esophagus or stomach, or perhaps it is the common infection h. Pylori, that is resistant to your meds. It may even be worse, like a stomach tumor (ugh). See md! ...Read more

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

Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg). ...Read more

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Which is better for long term use? Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid?

Same: There are no major differences between those two medicines. Both are about equally effective. If you take other medicines you should check with a pharmacist or your doctor to make sure there isn't an interaction. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more