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Should people with CHF take pepcid (famotidine)?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Yes
According to epocrates.
..No black box warnings exist for pepcid (famotidine). Only in renal insufficiency dosis should be adjusted. There has been reports associating Pepcid (famotidine) with cardiac arrhythmias and av blocks but I am not aware about chf. In general i think is not absolutely contraindicated. Unless a cardiologist recommends to stop it i don't think it is contraindicated.

In brief: Yes
According to epocrates.
..No black box warnings exist for pepcid (famotidine). Only in renal insufficiency dosis should be adjusted. There has been reports associating Pepcid (famotidine) with cardiac arrhythmias and av blocks but I am not aware about chf. In general i think is not absolutely contraindicated. Unless a cardiologist recommends to stop it i don't think it is contraindicated.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Maybe
If they have heartburn, they should.
(it won't help or hurt the chf).

In brief: Maybe
If they have heartburn, they should.
(it won't help or hurt the chf).
Dr. Bennett Werner
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