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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
No: Expired medicine is usually ineffective and will not help you. Best to buy some new ones. ...Read more
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
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
I chronically use Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg/day, excedrine13pills/day for 2yrs, could I have b12def? I have simular symps includin neuro probs, gastritis symps not dx
Too much aspirin?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. The dose of Aspirin you described (13/day) is excessive & further puts you at risk for alterations in small & large intestine, not to mention kidney, hearing, bleeding, coagulation problems. Why r u taking it? ...Read more
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