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  • Famotidine Alternatives
    Famotidine alternatives can include other medications, dietary changes, and surgery. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth discussion of these alternatives and the situations in which they may be considered.
  • Famotidine and Breastfeeding
    Most doctors advise their patients that it is okay to breastfeed while on famotidine. This eMedTV page explores famotidine and breastfeeding in more detail, noting in particular previous studies on the risks of taking this drug while breastfeeding.
  • Famotidine and Pregnancy
    Based on previous animal studies, famotidine is generally considered safe to take while pregnant. This eMedTV article discusses famotidine and pregnancy in more detail, noting in particular the drug's status as a pregnancy Category B medicine.
  • Famotidine Dosing
    The famotidine dose for treating GERD in adults is 20 mg twice daily. But as this eMedTV page explains, for children ages 1 to 16, the dose for GERD is 0.5 mg per kg (about 0.23 mg per pound) twice daily. This page examines famotidine dosing in detail.
  • Famotidine Information
    Heartburn, GERD, and ulcers are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with famotidine. This eMedTV selection offers more information on this drug, including how to use it, whether it is available without a prescription, and more.
  • Famotidine Overdose
    A famotidine overdose could potentially cause vomiting, restlessness, and hypotension. This eMedTV page provides more detail about these overdose effects, and also lists some treatment options for a famotidine overdose (including supportive care).
  • Famotidine Sexual Side Effects
    During treatment with famotidine, sexual side effects are possible. This eMedTV Web page further explores these sexual side effects (which can include a decreased sex drive and erectile dysfunction) and discusses how often they occur.
  • Famotidine Side Effects
    While most people have no difficulties when taking famotidine, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page lists common side effects (like constipation and dizziness), as well as less common but serious side effects to look out for (such as seizures).
  • Famotodine
    Famotidine is a drug used to treat ulcers, heartburn, GERD, and other conditions. This eMedTV article lists the approved uses for both prescription and over-the-counter famotidine products. Famotodine is a common misspelling of famotidine.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition characterized by frequent heartburn and other symptoms. This article gives a brief overview of GERD and provides a link to learn more.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    Also known as GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition that can cause frequent heartburn. This eMedTV selection briefly describes GERD, with information on symptoms, risk factors, and what can happen if the symptoms go untreated.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid goes up into the esophagus and damages it. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disorder is more commonly known as GERD.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants
    As this eMedTV article explains, gastroesophageal reflux in infants is not usually a cause for alarm. Most infants are healthy and happy, even though they may spit up. In most cases, they outgrow this condition by the time they are a year old.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux in Newborns
    As this eMedTV article explains, many babies experience gastroesophageal reflux (which is when the stomach's contents come back up through the esophagus). This page covers the causes, symptoms, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in newborns.
  • Generic Aciphex Sprinkle
    There are no generic Aciphex Sprinkle (rabeprazole sprinkle) capsules available at this time, as this eMedTV resource explains. This article discusses why this is the case and explores when a generic version of the drug might become available.
  • Generic Axid
    This eMedTV Web page explains that while generic prescription Axid is currently available in tablet and oral solution form, there are no generic versions of Axid AR tablets. This page also lists companies that make generic Axid.
  • Generic Cytotec
    This eMedTV Web page discusses the availability of generic Cytotec (misoprostol) products, including available strengths and which company makes them. This article also explores whether these generic versions are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Dexilant
    There are no generic Dexilant products available at this time. This eMedTV Web page discusses when a generic version of this medication might become available and describes the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Kapidex
    Kapidex (dexlansoprazole) is not available in generic form at this time. This article from the eMedTV library explores when generic Kapidex could become available and explains the difference between a generic drug and its "generic name."
  • Generic Metozolv ODT
    At this time, a patent prevents generic versions of Metozolv ODT from being produced. This segment of the eMedTV library explains when this patent is set to expire and discusses the differences between generic metoclopramide and Metozolv ODT.
  • Generic Nexium
    A generic version of Nexium is not yet available. However, as explained in this eMedTV resource, other drugs -- such as pantoprazole (Protonix), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and rabeprazole (AcipHex) -- may be effective alternatives to Nexium.
  • Generic Pepcid
    While certain varieties of Pepcid are available as generic medicines, others are not. This eMedTV segment covers the generic versions that are available (as well as their strengths) and also provides a list of companies that manufacture them.
  • Generic Prevacid
    You can buy prescription Prevacid in generic or brand-name form. As this eMedTV segment explains, there are also other medications that may be effective alternatives. In fact, a couple of them are available without a prescription.
  • Generic Prevacid 24HR
    As this segment of this eMedTV Web page explains, Prevacid 24HR is available in both generic and brand-name form. This article takes a closer look at the generic versions, with details on how they compare to the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Prilosec
    As this eMedTV article explains, generic Prilosec (omeprazole) is now available. This resource lists the available strengths and explains whether generic over-the-counter (OTC) versions are being sold.
  • Generic Protonix
    Two strengths of generic Protonix are currently available. As this page of the eMedTV library explains, this generic medication has been certified by the FDA as being equivalent to brand-name Protonix, although it may have different inactive ingredients.
  • Generic Reglan
    Reglan (metoclopramide) is currently available in both brand-name and generic form. This page from the eMedTV library lists the various strengths and forms of generic Reglan and offers general manufacturer information for these products.
  • Generic Tagamet
    Generic Tagamet is available in prescription and non-prescription forms. This selection from the eMedTV library discusses prescription and over-the-counter versions of generic Tagamet, as well as some of the companies that manufacture it.
  • Generic Zantac
    Prescription and over-the-counter forms of generic Zantac are available. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the generic versions that are now available and explains why certain forms of the medication are not yet available as generics.
  • Generic Zegerid
    Only one kind of Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) is available in generic form. This eMedTV takes a closer look at generic Zegerid and discusses when a generic version of the other Zegerid products might become available.
  • Genric Prilosec
    There is currently a generic version of Prilosec available, but Prilosec OTC is not available as a generic. This eMedTV page covers generic Prilosec and provides a link to more information. Genric Prilosec is a common misspelling of generic Prilosec.
  • GERD
    If you have heartburn two or more times a week, you may have GERD. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at gastroesophageal reflux disease and explains its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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