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Does expired Pepcid (famotidine) AC work?

Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Will expired Pepcid (famotidine) still be effective ?

Will expired Pepcid (famotidine) still be effective
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Yes: Most medicines may still work years after the expiration date, but the effect may be weak or unpredictable. There are few medications that never should be taken after the expiration date ( example : : tetracyclines. Avoid liquid antibiotics, insulin, & nitroglycerine).If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective get a new bottle. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired pepcid (famotidine)?

Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms although it may be less effective. The us army had done some study on this issue and found that many but not all drugs could be used for , i believe, a few more years after the expiration date. ...Read more

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I have expired pepcid (famotidine)? Dangerous?

Not dangerous: But never wise to use expired medication. It may no longer be effective ; chemical composition can alter with time. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) AC if it expired in 2010?

Probably: May not be as effective. Doubt it will do anything harmful. Why don't you just go buy some unexpired tablets? ...Read more

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Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Check with MD: as to why you need to be on any antireflux/acid reducing medicine. Rule out problems that might occur over thr long term; address other issues re: weight, meds, alcohol, diet, tobacco, that may affect reflux and GERD. Lowest dose of least potent med for shortest period of time to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...Read more

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Im 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old expired pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Im 8 months pregnant is it ok to take a month old  expired  pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Probably: Most medications stored in dry and cool condition remain effective even months after the expiration date but obviously this is dependent on the individual drug. At 8 months of pregnancy, the fetus is fully formed and thus Pepcid (famotidine) AC would not likely affect the fetus and will likely remain effective if it has been stored in a cool and dry place. No drug be taken if unneeded. ...Read more

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I'm on panthropozole and pepcid (famotidine) and I'm still having so much acid reflux. Sometimes I feel acid sitting in my esophagus. What should I do?

I'm on panthropozole and pepcid (famotidine) and I'm still having so much acid reflux. Sometimes I feel acid sitting in my esophagus. What should I do?

Symptoms: Please keep your prescribing physician aware of both the symptoms that you continue to have as well as possible medication side effects. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pepcid (Definition)

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