Avatar universal
Medication
I take famotidine tabs for gerd, is it possible that I am taking too much? I have pains when I take the medicine, and less pain when I dont take the medicine.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
620923 tn?1452919248
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Without u saying how much and how long u r taking the meds it is difficulte to speculate.In doing some reading I found u should only take 2 tablets in a 24 hr period...and with plenty of water.And if u do not have results in 2 weeks u should stop the meds and see ur dr.

Sometimes a dr will rx for u to take the meds differently than reccommended by the manufactuer. Again, u should speak with ur dr.

The duration u r on the drug and dosage is very important.
Please post an update.

"selma"
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I take 2 20mg tablets daily at Bedtime. Have been taking this for about 1 year now. Went and seen my gastro Dr. today , he said I have IBS.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
620923 tn?1452919248
Hi, since I am not a medical pro...I must go one what I read...I am being switched from PPI's to an rx of pepcid which is famotidine. SO I did some research on this.....it is copied and pasted below.
**************************************************************************************************
PRESCRIBED FOR: Famotidine blocks the action of histamine on stomach cells, and reduces stomach acid production. Famotidine is useful in promoting the healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers and in reducing ulcer pain. Famotidine has been effective in preventing recurrence of ulcers when given in low doses for prolonged periods of time. Famotidine also is used for treating heartburn and in healing ulceration and inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) resulting from acid (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD). High doses are used for treating conditions in which there are marked increases in acid secretion such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

DOSING: The recommended adult oral dose for treating duodenal ulcers


DOSING: The recommended adult oral dose for treating duodenal ulcers is 40 mg once daily at bedtime or 20 mg twice daily. Most patients heal their ulcers within 4 weeks. The regimen for maintenance therapy after the ulcers are healed is 20 mg once a day at bedtime.

The recommended adult oral dose for treating gastric ulcer is 40 mg once a day at bedtime, and esophagitis is treated with 20-40 mg twice daily for 6-12 weeks. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is treated with 20 mg every 6 hours.

Heartburn due to GERD is treated with 10-20 mg daily.
***************************************************************************************************

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of famotidine are rare. Minor side effects include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, insomnia, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting. Major side effects include agitation, anemia, confusion, depression, easy bruising or bleeding, hallucinations, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, rash, visual changes, and yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Herbs and Spices Lower Triglycerid...
9 hrs ago by gymdandee
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59 commented on photo
23 hrs ago
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine . Comment
Aug 25
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON