How many PEPCID 20 mg Can I take a day?
Adults and children weighing 40 kilograms (kg) or more—20 milligrams (mg) 1 or 2 times per day, at the morning and at bedtime, or 40 mg once a day at bedtime for up to 12 weeks.
Can you take 20 mg PEPCID?
Adults—20 milligrams (mg) every 6 hours. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
What is famotidine 20 mg tablet used for?
Descriptions. Famotidine is used to treat stomach ulcers (gastric and duodenal), erosive esophagitis (heartburn or acid indigestion), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition where the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus.
How long does PEPCID 20 mg take to work?
PEPCID® is an H2 blocker. Both Original Strength and Maximum Strength PEPCID AC® begin to work in 15-30 minutes, and help control acid all day or all night.
Should I take Pepcid in the morning or at night?
How to use Pepcid AC. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. If you are taking this medication once daily, it is usually taken right before bedtime. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
Why do you take Pepcid at night?
PEPCID® is a Histamine-2 blocker, with the active ingredient famotidine, which can help relieve heartburn by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. It works fast and will help to control acid all night*.
How long can you take Pepcid AC 20 mg?
Do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor. Do not take for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor.
How long does 20 mg famotidine stay in your system?
The effect of famotidine lasts for 10 to 12 hours after a single dose. Peak effects are reached within one to three hours of taking a dose. Symptomatic relief for GERD occurs within 24 hours after starting therapy with famotidine.
What are the dangers of taking Pepcid?
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, constipation, diarrhea, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
How long can I take famotidine 20 mg?
To prevent heartburn, take 1 tablet by mouth with a glass of water 15-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn. Do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor. Do not take for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor.
How often can you take Pepcid AC 20 mg?
How to use Pepcid AC Maximum Strength 20 Mg Tablet Peptic Ulcer Agents. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. If you are taking this medication once daily, it is usually taken right before bedtime.