Pepcid is used a drug meant for short term treatment of the stomach generated acid and which is then thrown back by the stomach to the esophagus. It also helps in treating ulcers. Not restricted to this Pepcid may be suggested by your doctor to you in improving other health conditions of yours.
How to Use Pepcid
The ideal way to use Pepcid is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
You must not stop taking Pepcid without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Never hesitate to ask questions about Pepcid.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Pepcid to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, skip the missed the dose and go for your scheduled medication.
On the other hand if it almost time for the next dose than avoid taking it.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store it at room temperature in a tightly closed container.
It does not actually harm any one when taken more than the specified quantity but you make see your doctor if you suspect an overdose.
Consult your doctor before using Pepcid if you have conditions like, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Pepcid if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Pepcid as Pepcid may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Pepcid is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Pepcid can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking some antacids prior to using Pepcid.
Do not use alcohol with pepcid as it may cause side effects and cause problems in performing tasks that need mental alertness.