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Drug Class: Gastric Acid Secretion Reducers – Histamine H2-Receptor Antagonists

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

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Drug Class: Gastric Acid Secretion Reducers – Histamine H2-Receptor Antagonists

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: J&J CONS INC. M

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
  • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
  • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
  • Call doctor if you are not getting better

  • For suspension, reconstituted, oral products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe. Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness. Important to try not to skip doses. Tell doctor if you have kidney problems.
  • For tablet products : Do not use in kids less than 12 years.
  • For vial products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Refrigerate. If drug gets frozen, thaw before use.

What are side effects of Pepcid AC?Any warnings while using Pepcid AC?What is recommended dosage for Pepcid AC?How to use Pepcid AC?What if you missed a dose of Pepcid AC?What if you overdose on Pepcid AC?

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  • People also askWhen should you take Pepcid?When should you take Pepcid?Pepcid should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. If you take it just once a day, it is usually best to take at bedtime. For Pepcid to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

    Precautions

    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
    • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
    • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
    • Call doctor if you are not getting better

    • For suspension, reconstituted, oral products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe. Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness. Important to try not to skip doses. Tell doctor if you have kidney problems.
    • For tablet products : Do not use in kids less than 12 years.
    • For vial products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Refrigerate. If drug gets frozen, thaw before use.

    What are side effects of Pepcid AC?Any warnings while using Pepcid AC?What is recommended dosage for Pepcid AC?How to use Pepcid AC?What if you missed a dose of Pepcid AC?What if you overdose on Pepcid AC?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?When should you take Pepcid? Pepcid should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. If you take it just once a day, it is usually best to take at bedtime. For Pepcid to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

    Can I take Pepcid without food? Pepcid can be taken with or without food, but has the best effects if taken 15 to 60 minutes before food. While H2 blockers like Pepcid aren’t as effective as reducing stomach acid in the long term as PPI medications are (e.g. Prilosec), they provide more immediate relief, working in as few as 15 minutes.

    Does Pepcid raise blood sugar? Blood glucose increased is found among people who take Pepcid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes.

    Can Nexium and Pepcid be safely taken the same day? Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor and Pepcid is a H2 receptor antagonist. They both can be safely taken on the same day. But there is no need to take both. You can take either nexium or pepcid.

    Precautions

    Precautions

    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
    • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Limit alcohol consumption and stop using tobacco.
    • Avoid caffeine which is in coffee, tea & colas
    • Call doctor if you are not getting better

    • For suspension, reconstituted, oral products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe. Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness. Important to try not to skip doses. Tell doctor if you have kidney problems.
    • For tablet products : Do not use in kids less than 12 years.
    • For vial products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Refrigerate. If drug gets frozen, thaw before use.

    What are side effects of Pepcid?Any warnings while using Pepcid?How to use Pepcid?What if you missed a dose of Pepcid?What if you overdose on Pepcid?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How much Pepcid can you take daily? The recommended dosage of Pepcid for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD) in adults is Pepcid 20 mg, taken twice daily for up to six weeks. For people with esophagitis (damage to the esophagus) due to GERD, the recommended dose is Pepcid 20 mg or 40 mg, taken twice daily for up to 12 weeks.

    When to take Pepcid AC before drinking? If you are using over-the-counter Pepcid ACto prevent heartburn, you should take it 10 to 60 minutes before eating or drinking the foods that cause heartburn(up to twice a day). If you take Pepcid on a regular basis (not just when you need it), it should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.

    Can you take a Tums after taking Pepcid AC? 1 doctor agreed: No: Tums is basically just a calcium pill while Pepcid (famotidine) is an acid blocker. Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down.

    Is Pepcid safe to take? Not all over-the-counter medications are safe for everyone. Pepcid AC comes in a chewable tablet. Chew the tablet completely before swallowing. If you are taking Pepcid AC for the treatment of stomach or intestinal ulcer it can take up to eight weeks for the condition to heal.