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Old 04-18-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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Stopped Pepcid - Rebound effect I think

I've decided not to take anything anymore (wasn't working anyway). I stopped my Pepcid Complete when sleeping the other night. No more nightmares last night (actually had good dream for once). Even though I slept through the night (which is rare) I'm getting really bad acid today. I rarely get acid reflux or burning during the day. I've read that the H2's have rebound effects with acid so I'm hoping thats the problem. I'll give it 5 or 6 days and hopefully it will wear off. Anybody get any rebound effects from stopping those H2's? I've been taking 1 or 2 a day for about 5 months.

Old 04-18-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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Re: Stopped Pepcid - Rebound effect I think

I had success with Extra Strength Mylanta liquid in controlling the rebound from taking Prevacid. Had rebound bad for a few weeks but finally I won my battle.

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