Is there any special side effect for a long period time usage ? because when I use it every night I have no any reflux and when I stop it I'll have reflux again , what can I do then ?
Can I use Famotidine 20mg for acid reflux every night forever ?!?
Question posted by greeneyed1969 on 4 Dec 2013
Last updated on 9 November 2021 by zany20
As you seem to be taking Famotidine at night it seems to me that its impact on nutrition may be minimal. If you were taking it during the day, it looks like it would be a different story. My physician seems ok with me taking 20mg nightly and said if its helping don't be concerned about the long term negative effects.
I'm not sure. Hopefully it is safe.
Famotidine is a h2 blocker and as long as your ok and you keep your doctor informed its ok . People have been taking them since the early 80s but keep in touch with a doctor preferably a gastro doctor . If you have acid reflux a lot or everyday it needs to be monitored . I hope I helped some!!!
I know my primary care doctor says it's fine to use these proton pump inhibitors long term, but my pharmacist says no. They really have a negative effect on the acid and enzymes in your stomach, and cause you not to absorb anywhere near as much of all the good things your stomach and GI tract are supposed to absorb. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, especially in the abdomen, not eating very spicy foods (spicy is ok - Hot! is not ok), and being sure not to eat a heavy meal several hours before bed are supposed to help. Also, elevating the top your bed (where your head is) a couple of inches can help. The least time you can be on these meds is best. Regards - EJ23
Famotidine and other proton pump inhibitors are commonly used as long-term treatment for managing reflux symptoms. It is recommended that you use the lowest effective dose and are regularly monitored by your doctor. It may be safer to take famotidine on an "as needed" basis compared to on a "daily" basis - you could discuss this with your doctor.
- Famotidine uses and safety info
- Famotidine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Famotidine (detailed)
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