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Pepcid Overdose Medication
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've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?
Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland,low fat diet and avoid alcohol,caffeine,chocolate and tobacco. I wouldn't expect any significant side effects from zantac or pepcid. ...Read more
Hi, i have a burning sensation in my stomach that comes and goes, i have been on pepcid medication for a week, and it has improved a bit especially at nighttime, but i still feel it more during the day, what could it be? thanks.
Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?
Medication question- i take 80mg pepcid/80mg pantropozole aday, still reflux issue my doc added 1gm carafate, (sucralfate) b4 eating-is this safe.?
Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal?Abnormal
Large range of possibilities: There are a large range of possibilities that could cause that to be occurring. First, some ulcers can make people feel a hunger type of pain. You should make sure your doctor has checked for this. Also, depending on what you are eating, some people have postprandial hypoglycemia, which just means that sugar levels fall after eating, causing the hunger. ...Read more
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Very bad nausea and bedridden so unable to get to a drug store. I found pepcid complete chewable tablet that expired 08/07 will this make me sicker??
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
What are some home remedies for thick walls of gastritis? Currently taking Nexum and Pepcid. Not great fixes. Please be detailed. Thank you!
Gastritis: Check for H pylori , check for eosinophilic gastritis, also check thyroid -hyperactive thyroid can exacerbate Check gastrin levels.. Sometimes changing to another PPI may be effective , If on Nexium take 40 mg not 20. Consider adding Carafate. Avoid triggers like alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, sodas, spicy foods, Check for food intolerences , milk ,gluten,soy.F/U w GI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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