If you ask us, there’s nothing better than sharing good food with good friends. Whether it’s a tailgate, weekend barbecue, or date night with someone special, there’s just something great about indulging your taste buds with the people you love. That is until that good food causes bad heartburn.
Luckily, you can avoid the burning chest, sour taste in your mouth, and pain associated with heartburn — all you need is a Pepcid IV push from Mobile IV Nurses! We offer this IV drip in all the areas we serve, so you can enjoy fast and effective heartburn relief.
What is Pepcid?
Pepcid is one of the most popular heartburn medications. It works by targeting histamines, which your body produces when you eat something that could trigger a bad reaction. These histamines interact with your stomach acids, churning them up until they lead to all kinds of acid-reflux symptoms, including:
- Upset stomach or nausea
- A bitter taste in the mouth
- Tightness in the throat
- Dry cough
Pepcid’s active ingredient is a histamine-2 blocker called famotidine. This ingredient prevents histamines from exciting your stomach acids, which effectively relieves your heartburn symptoms so you can continue to enjoy your day.
The Benefits of Pepcid IV Therapy
Pepcid is a safe and effective over-the-counter drug, so why would you opt for a Pepcid IV instead? The answer is simple: fast relief. When you take medication by mouth, the drug has to pass through your digestive system before your body can use it. This leads to a delayed reaction, during which you’re stuck dealing with your discomfort.
A Pepcid IV dose avoids all that by putting the medication directly into your bloodstream. Your body can absorb it right away, meaning you’ll be feeling better in mere minutes after receiving this IV treatment instead of hours. You can even mix your Pepcid with other add-ins for an infusion that treats your heartburn and improves your overall health.
How often can I get a Pepcid IV?
You can receive these IVs as often as you need them. Studies show that a Pepcid IV push lasts about 10 to 12 hours, so it can help you avoid your worst heartburn symptoms. The next time you experience heartburn, you can call Mobile IV Nurses again.
Does Pepcid have side effects?
Pepcid IVs do have a few risks of side effects. These include:
- Pain or redness at the injection site
If you experience any of these symptoms during your infusion, let one of our registered nurses know, and they will ensure your comfort and safety.
How long does IV therapy take?
A typical Pepcid IV dose takes 30-45 minutes. You may feel the full effects of the infusion within 30 minutes, but you could also start feeling better almost instantly.