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What is the correct Pepcid dosage for adults?

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The correct dosage of Pepcid, otherwise called famotidine, varies depending on the condition of the adult patient, states Mayo Clinic. For example, a patient with a stomach ulcer can take 20 milligrams of Pepcid once or twice a day or 40 milligrams once a day at bedtime.

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Pepcid is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the dosage for adult patients is 20 milligrams twice a day. For treating heartburn or erosive esophagitis, 10, 20 or 40 milligrams twice a day is allowed. For adults with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, the dosage is 20 milligrams every six hours. The above-recommended dosage is just the average quantity, notes Mayo Clinic. The doctor's prescription should still be followed strictly.

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