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Cam4767

680d

I’m just starting Famotidine (Pepcid) bc my recent endoscopy showed erosions and other signs of acid reflux, and I’ve been having symptoms. What’s the best time to take it? And should I wait before eating? Any adverse side effects? Thanks!

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    • Sparklelover

      643d

      I take famotidine I take it before I go to bed the time I take it is at 9pm you can take famotidine with or without food I am also on omeprazole for acid Reflux but I take that in the morning I have severe acid reflux I hate it my doctor is thinking about doing an endoscopy to see how much acid reflux build up I have and she might put me on something stronger

    • Sparklelover

      643d

      I take famotidine I take it before I go to bed the time I take it is at 9pm you can take famotidine with or without food I am also on omeprazole for acid Reflux but I take that in the morning I have severe acid reflux I hate it my doctor is thinking about doing an endoscopy to see how much acid reflux build up I have and she might put me on something stronger

    • Ley

      648d

      I take mine 1-2 times a day. My doctor suggests 1 hour before eating because I feel the acid reflux almost immediately after I eat most food.

    • pvnkg1rl75

      674d

      I take it anytime of the day really. I don't know if it matters...it always works lol

    • SlothFan26

      677d

      I take it before bed, since lying down can often exacerbate reflux issues

    • Sparklelover

      678d

      Well for me I take famotidine every night before I go to bed my doctor told me to take it at night after I eat something

      • Cam4767

        677d

        @Sparklelover thank you!

    • Bijoux_bean22

      678d

      Yeah, I am sorta allergic to it bc of the mast cells but my old GI didn’t belive me. I am seeing a new one tomorrow. Hopefully it’s better the fifth time around.

      • Cam4767

        677d

        @Bijoux_bean22 that’s so frustrating! I hope your new one is a better experience!

    • Bijoux_bean22

      678d

      I have mast cell issues and only take it twice a day, with breakfast and dinner (I can’t swallow pills lol) and must take it with Benadryl to prevent major side effects. The best way to take it is the way your dr prescribed. Hope this helps.

      • Cam4767

        678d

        @Bijoux_bean22 thank you for sharing! Yeah all my Dr said was take it once a day, so I was curious to see if a certain time made a significant difference and if lots of people dealt with side effects

    • Lxzz

      678d

      I like to take it after a BIG meal so either lunch or dinner. After I take it I feel full like the rest of the day, it’s great for weight loss! Hope this helped!

      • Cam4767

        678d

        @Lxzz oh this is awesome! I’m needing to lose weight haha thank you!

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