Long-term Pepcid use

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   

I recently had a Bravo test to confirm that I have reflux. I don't react well to PPIs, so my GI doc said that Pepcid should work fine for me (20mg twice daily), since the reflux is not severe. I do tolerate Pepcid quite well, and it does a good job for me.

He also said that Pepcid works best when used episodically, and tends to lose its effectiveness if used continuously for a long time. Therefore, he suggested a schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off.

Just wondering if anyone else has used Pepcid as long-term therapy, and if that 5/2 program is common, or if your doctors have suggested different time frames to maintain the effectiveness of the drug.



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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Carl,

Welcome to HealingWell and the GERD/Heartburn forum.

I do not have an answer for you but I am sure one of the members will have some information. I just wanted to welcome you to our family here in GERD/Heartburn.  Stick with us.



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