Question by  knifedog (1)

Can I take Prilosec and Pepcid together?


Answer by  mara (42)

Prilosec and Pepcid are both acid inhibitors, Prilosec being the stronger of the two. They should not be taken together without express instructions from your doctor. The dose of medication in that case would likely be too high. Pepcid is a moderate-strength medication, while Prilosec is one of the strongest antacid medications available and should be sufficient taken alone.

Reply by jelly858 (1):
I was on Nexium and had no GERD. Was changed to Omeprazole with a sample of Pepcid. The omepraole didn't do the job....heartburn ++.
Can I take one in a.m. and the other before bed?  add a comment

Answer by  steverino (275)

Only if your physician directs you to do so. Never make this decision on your own, follow all dosage directions, and if your heartburn or GERD creates issues that one or the other does not solve, then also see your physician to discuss if there are more significant underlying issues.


Answer by  mhbat (217)

You can, but taking both at the same time will possibly cancel out the effects of each other since they are both antacids.


Answer by  court123 (21)

It is safe to take Prilosec and Pepcid together. It is known as duplicate therapy, though, since they can both be used to treat the same condition.

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