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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Is it safe to take Ranitidine and famotidine together? And is it unsafe to take more than two tablets of the Pepcid Complete in a 24 hour time period?

No-discuss w ur doc: These two medicines are of the same class and should not be taken together. More is not necessarily better and increases risk of side effects. If breakthrough symptoms, should consider switch to different class such as proton pump inhibitors but be sure to discuss w your doctor to be sure underlying cause and potential complications have been sought. Happy to consult and review your case ...Read more

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Ive had gastritis for two weeks. I think the cause was taking doxycycline tablets without water. I am taking Pepcid (famotidine) now, how much longer will this go?

Ive had gastritis for two weeks. I think the cause was taking doxycycline tablets without water. I am taking Pepcid (famotidine) now, how much longer will this go?

Variable: General info: Symptoms of gastritis due to an irritant like doxycycline generally improve within days of stopping the irritant. Proton pump inhibitors (eg.omeprazole/Prilosec) help healing much more than treatment with H2 blockers (eg Pepcid). Persistent symptoms need clinic evaluation for possible ulcers, or for H. pylori infection which can delay healing & is treated with a combination of meds. ...Read more

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Lump in throat wont go away. Took pepcid zantac. Was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. Should i try nexium (esomeprazole)? My cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. Then go up to 2 pills twice a day. If all fails go to gastro.

Lump in throat wont go away. Took pepcid zantac. Was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. Should i try nexium (esomeprazole)? My cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. Then go up to 2 pills twice a day. If all fails go to gastro.

Needs Further Eval: In order to really answer this ? more info is needed.A lump in the throat can mean many things, is it inside, do you have heartburn, only on the inside or outside too, are there other symptoms.You have taken Pepcid/Zantac and Prilosec (same class as Nexium). Cardio may be right but long enough, this should be eval by at an Internist or poss Gastro or ENT depending on ans to some add ?'s. ...Read more

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started taking nexium (esomeprazole) today. still having a choking sensation around my throat and burn in the middle of my chest any sug? can I use pepcid 2 with it

started taking nexium (esomeprazole) today. still having a choking sensation around my throat and burn in the middle of my chest any sug? can I use pepcid 2 with it

Antacids: It takes a while for this to work. Take an antacid, a liquid antacid my help coat your esophagus. Do not take any pill within 30 minutes of taking a dose or for an hour after a dose of it. Generic liquid antacids can taste truly hideous. This is one time when Brand Names are definitely better. ...Read more

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My dr thought I had acid reflex so I've been on Pepcid for 2 months I'm 22. After EVERYTHING I eat I fee like I need to burp constantly. what is it?:(

My dr thought I had acid reflex so I've been on Pepcid for 2 months I'm 22. After EVERYTHING I eat I fee like I need to burp constantly. what is it?:(

Two thoughts.: First, being that Pepcid is not the greatest treatment for acid reflux, it could be that you have reflux that is undertreated, in which case a PPI-type medication like Prevacid or Protonix may work better. Second, this may not be acid reflux at all - could be gastritis or a gallbladder issue, for example. Diagnosis may need to be confirmed with some directed testing. ...Read more

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Can i take more than 2 pepcids (famotidine) a day?

Can i take more than 2 pepcids (famotidine) a day?

See your doctor: If you are taking 2 pecid tabs a day and are still having symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why shouldnt i take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) a day?

Why shouldnt i take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) a day?

No difference: Because it probably wouldn't make a difference, the maximum effect of Pepcid is achieved with 2 doses a day, if you need a more powerful acid reducer then you need to change Pepcid to something else like Nexium (esomeprazole) " medically we call them ppis or proton pump inhibitors". ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pepcid (Definition)

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