Review: could Pepcid Ac cause Flushing?


Summary

Flushing is found among people who take Pepcid Ac, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 3,288 people who have side effects while taking Pepcid ac from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Pepcid Ac

Pepcid ac has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Pepcid ac 3,423 users)

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with rashes, feeling hot, burning sensation, itching, paraesthesia (latest reports from 47,899 Flushing patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

3,288 people reported to have side effects when taking Pepcid Ac.
Among them, 28 people (0.85%) have Flushing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pepcid ac cause Flushing?

Time on Pepcid Ac when people have Flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Pepcid Ac *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Pepcid Ac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 35.71 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Severity if Flushing when taking Pepcid Ac **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Flushing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (9 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (6 people)
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (6 people)
  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ritalin (7 people)
  • Lomotil (7 people)
  • Folic Acid (7 people)
  • Ambien (7 people)
  • Niaspan (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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