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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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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.

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

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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

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

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Can you take ciprofloxin to treat a UTI if you are already taking Pepcid (famotidine) for severe heartburn?

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Can you take ciprofloxin to treat a UTI if you are already taking Pepcid (famotidine) for severe heartburn?

Should be ok: This combination should be ok. As with all medications, however, it is best to speak to your primary care provider before starting anything new, and be sure to tell her or him about all drugs you are taking, including over the counters and supplements. ...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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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

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 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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Pepcid (Definition)

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