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Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: Pepcid (famotidine) long term

short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate.
However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong.

In brief: Pepcid (famotidine) long term

short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate.
However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong.
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