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How and why does Pepcid (famotidine) cause low blood counts? Is this common? How do I know if this will happen to me? I may have ulcers. My docs wont tell me.

How and why does Pepcid (famotidine) cause low blood counts? Is this common? How do I know if this will happen to me? I may  have ulcers. My docs wont tell me.

Unusual: Low blood counts from Pepcid (famotidine) must be rare if at all. What is your blood count now? Give us the results. Your doctor is expected to share your medical information with you and address any questions that you have. If he/she does not make a change as there are plenty of good doctors who will take good care of you! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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67yof w/upper abd pain to back rt side cleared pancreatitis/liver issues ER gave carafte Pepcid (famotidine) for ulcer still in severe pain/naus labs only ?

67yof w/upper abd pain to back rt side cleared pancreatitis/liver issues ER gave carafte Pepcid (famotidine) for ulcer still in severe pain/naus labs only ?

Do you still: Have a gallbladder? If pain persistent despite reasonable treatment, you need further evaluation, including xray/ultrasound/ct abdomen possibly. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of a stomach ulcer and have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC 2x a day. I am getting a full feeling and little vomiting. Should i continue?

I have symptoms of a stomach ulcer and have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC 2x a day.  I am getting a full feeling and  little vomiting.  Should i continue?

Time to see a doc: While Pepcid (famotidine) is an antacid, you may need a stronger antacid like Prilosec to heal an ulcer. The only way to know for certain if you really do have an ulcer is to either do endoscopy (look with a camera) or a barium upper GI series (an xray). ...Read more

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I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week.Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer?lil relief when i take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water

I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week.Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer?lil relief when i take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water

Many things can-: -cause your stomach symptoms, & @ Ur age cancer is @ the bottom of the list. Ulcers, reflux disease R more common, also an hiatal hernia. Consult an upper GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Went to er, I have stomach ulcer and low potassium. Was prescribed Pepcid (famotidine) and potassium. Still have chest pains randomly. What could it be caused by?

Need more info: Chest pain may be due to musculo-skeletal cause, acid reflux, lung or heart disease, esophageal disease and more. It would require taking a detailed history, physical examination may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a primary care doctor for an evaluation. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight. ...Read more

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Ulcer / famotidine and ranitidine / can I take both?

Ulcer / famotidine and ranitidine / can I take both?

Check with doctor: If you need both to control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long ? Ty

Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long ? Ty

Not necessary: Your problem is gluten and with avoidance the damages will heal along with the malabsorption issue . Elemental diet is not palatable and thus you may end up eating less food than you should. Your major problem is gaining back the weight and thus eat whatever you desire as long as it does not contain gluten. ...Read more

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It's soy milk bad for ulcer disease?

It's soy milk bad for ulcer disease?

Peptic ulcer disease: No definitive dietary recommendations are usually made for management of peptic ulcer disease. However, you should avoid foods that cause dyspepsia, or gastric distress/symptoms. Peptic ulcer disease is managed by eradicating the h. Pylori bacterium, if you have it. Also, medications that reduce the amount of acid production in the stomach are important for treatment. Avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more