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I have GERD I am taking 10 mg of Pepcid (famotidine) 2 times a day for 5 months. It has helped with my coughing that was very annoying. Can i keep taking Pepcid (famotidine) ?
Pepcid (famotidine): If your coughing has stopped, i would stop the pepsid if possible. ...Read more
I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) for 3 weeks for gastritis and possible gerd. When can I expect to heal? I have been smoking 1 cigarette a day, but stopped.
Gastritis, Stress: I commend you for stopping smoking. Let Wise Man within you Reflect: Causes of Gastritis- Stress, Alcohol, Drugs • Possible GERD due to Stress • Pepcid alone has not healed you yet • Need to see Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Anxiety and GERD, Therapy • Believe in Blessings of Breath of Life and Healing power of your Body • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more
What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan (metoclopramide)? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills
PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors, such as Omeprazole (prilosec) or Lansoprazole (prevacid) or zegerid can be taken over-the-counter for gerd. Certain other things such as avoidance of fried and fatty foods, assuming supine position after meals, avoiding tight clothes, elevating the head of your bed may further help your gerd. ...Read more
Can you take ciprofloxin to treat a UTI if you are already taking Pepcid (famotidine) for severe heartburn?
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
Chest pain down left arm through back for over a week, likely caused from gastritis should I go to ER or just keep taking pepcid (famotidine)? Hematocrit was 37
Depends: If your symptoms are bearable and you're confident of the diagnosis, the er won't be of much value. You'd be better off calling the one who prescribed Pepcid (famotidine) and ask for a more potent schedule, strength, or medication. If you're in distress and need immediate relief or reduction of discomfort, then that's why we have ers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been suffering with peptic ulcer since Tues. I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC prescription strength along with Maalox nothing is helping?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer