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Can Pepcid (famotidine) for Prilosec cause headaches?

Can Pepcid (famotidine) for Prilosec cause headaches?

May be: Any of these medications can have headache as a side effect. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight; i understand that it is easier said than done! ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month. Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

It seems my GI...: Buddies prefer esomeprazole but really it is what works best with your body, as with any medication. ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Anxiety and zantac (ranitidine)?. Will Zantac (ranitidine) help?

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Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

No: It used to be thought that the addition of medications such as ranitidine or Famotidine may be helpful since they do block one of the histamine receptors. However, current guidelines do not support the use of the medications in the treatment of hives. ...Read more

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Prilosec vs Pepcid (famotidine) vs probiotics for distended stomach?

The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more

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Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Omeprazol: Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) is a Proton-Pump inhibitor. It can be used in the treatment of heartburn, ulcers, & gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) and zrytec for chronic hives?

Yes: You can take it and should til you find out the cause , do see an allergist. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in combination with traditional antihistamines. It is also used for additional treatment of severe (anaphylaxis) allergic reactions although first line treatment is Epinephrine and h1 antihistamine. It will not help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment! ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate. However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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The max dose for Zantac (ranitidine) is 2 150mg pills/day, but my heart burn is terrible and i have already taken 2. Can i take a tagamet on top of those two?

I wouldn't.: If your pain is so severe and is not being quelled by two Zantac (H2 blocker), then I would question whether it is acid reflux. I'd go see a physician. However, you can also consider trial of a proton pump inhibitor like nexium (esomeprazole) instead to see if it helps. I still recommend you seeing your doc. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes: Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer. GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl.com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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Could I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and tagamet together?

Could I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and tagamet together?

Yes.: However, tagamet (cimetidine) is an unusual medication these days; other acid reducers work longer in smaller doses. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) .

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) .

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd.why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd.why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) in the am and tagamet 200 mg at might?

Yes: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a potent acid blocker that provides excellent 24 hour acid suppression coverage. For patients that have breakthrough reflux at night taking a pepcid, zantac or tagamet at night as an adjunct is safe and effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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10mg citalopram safe to take with tagamet (cimetidine)?

Should be okay: I think that the combination of citalopram 10 mg with tagamet (cimetidine) should be okay. Stay safe! ...Read more

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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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Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Tagamet (cimetidine): I have not heard of any good clinical evidence that tagament has been indicated for the treatment of shingles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tagamet (cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine)?

Very little: Tagamet (cimetidine), zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are h2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). Otc dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read more

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Dr. Margaret Bia
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