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(also known as Famotidine)

Histamine H2-receptor antagonists, also known as H2-blockers, are used to treat duodenal ulcers and prevent their return. They are also used to treat gastric ulcers and for some conditions, such as Zollinger-Ellison disease, in which the stomach produces too much acid. In over-the-counter (OTC) strengths, these medi... continue

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GERD & Heartburn
Peptic Ulcers
Overall, 65% (359 Members) find Pepcid helpful

Pepcid Reviews

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I take 20mg in the AM and another 20 mg in the evening. Side effects are light nausea headaches but all in all works great with acid reflux and gerd.
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Works good most of the time. I'm on 40mg once a day, but i take it twice if im feeling bad.
Working / Worked
pepcid gives me lot of relief through the day i have almost no symptoms of peptic ulcer while on this medication
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Nexium works better.
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Was working then seemed to stop workingnow using Aciphex. Not sure that is working either. Extreme nausea to the point of limited eating.
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Pepcid compleat is amazing for this its been a huge helpSo far
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works when I take it PRN
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used in the past
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GERD/Heartburn-no side effects and working but major diet modifications needed due to other underlying health issues
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didn't work
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  1. Discussion: Pepcid
    The only thing I can think of is that the doctor wants me on 40 mg. of Pepcid. Maybe OTC Pepcid only goes up to 20 mg? Not sure. [More]
  2. Discussion: Pepcid may not be as good as I thought.
    Unfortunately I learn from testing on myself and this learning takes time. Sometimes things don't become immediately obvious. Pepcid, on paper, is ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Pepcid Weaning
    Hi shinonage, and thanks for your reply. I'm taking one 20mg Omeprazole (Prilosec) every morning, PLUS a 15mg Lansoprazole (Prevacid) every TWO evenin... [More]
  4. Discussion: Pepcid Weaning
    1) Pepcid is NOT Lansoprazole (Prevacid). Pepcid is Famotidine. How sure are you of what you're actually taking? 2) When you're experiencing acid r... [More]
  5. Discussion: Need some encouragement - failed Pepcid wean AGAIN
    I've been on the Pepcid every day since around February 2013. So like a year and a half. I didn't think Pepcid was as difficult to wean off as Prilose... [More]