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Is it safe to take tums and 20 mg of pepcid (famotidine) together?

Yes. Both medications are very safe if used for less than two weeks. No interactions. Discuss with your doc if you need it for more than two weeks. And consider to decrease stress by taking a vacation. Good luck. Read more...

I took 2 Tums an hour ago and need further relief. All I have is Pepcid (famotidine) AC that expired 2 years ago. Am I doing more harm than good if I take it?

Abdominal pain. Do NOT take expired medications, 2 years is very old, may be more harm then good. If abdominal pain milk has calcium,a neutralizer. Calcium is the main ingredient in tums( if lactose intolerant this won't work).Can also try baking soda-1/2 teaspoon in a cup warm water but only take 2-3 times a day for 1 day. In the morning you can get new pepcid (famotidine) in a pharmacy.F/U today with doc/urgent care. Read more...

How can I stop the burning if tum's and Pepcid (famotidine) hasn't stopped it?

C MD. Find out what the problem is; could be esophagitis (inflamed foodpipe), stomach or duodennal inflammation or ulcer, or bigger problem. Antacids like maalox (aluminum/magnesium hydroxide), or peptobismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may help. Stronger meds loke Omeprazole (prilosec otc) may help. Don't use for more than 2 wks w/o seeing md to make sure not a serious problem. Cut out coffee, spicy food. Read more...

Burning stomach what can you take that is more natural instead of Tums or pepcid (famotidine)?

Milk or Yogurt. These may help for a milder probelm but antacids are much more effective. You can either take Pepcid (famotidine) double strength or use prilosec...Both of them stop acidity from causing you heartburn. Read more...
Prevent/Control GERD. Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid). Dairy products contain calcium that revs up acid. Read more...