histamine blocker


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Noun1.histamine blocker - a medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux; works by blocking the effects of histamine on the receptor site known as H2
cimetidine, Tagamet - a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
famotidine, Pepcid - a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ranitidine, Zantac - a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
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The most effective are the histamine blocker drugs, which can be bought in low dose forms without prescription.
Cytokine-release syndrome: These reactions can be managed with shortterm cessation of the chemotherapy infusion, administration of histamine blockers, and restarting the infusion at a slower rate.
In order to minimise the chance of mast cell degranulation, different strategies have been reported, including the administration of intravenous histamine blockers (5,20-29), corticosteroids (20,21,23,25,28), cromlyn sodium (25), aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (22,24,25).