Re: Stopped Pepcid - Rebound effect I think
Interesting, I just found this out in an article.
After stopping an H2 blocker medicine, rebound symptoms usually start after two days and usually subside within 10 days.
After stopping a proton pump inhibitor, rebound symptoms usually start after a week and continue for up to two months.
If you restart your medicine every time you have rebound symptoms, you may take anti-acid medicine for many more years than you need it. My advice would be to use an over-the-counter antacid such as Tums, Mylanta, Maalox or Rolaids as needed for symptoms, if you are trying to discontinue your anti-acid drug. These simple antacids work by neutralizing ("buffering") acid, and they provide quick but short-term relief of symptoms.