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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Once we have determined that Claritin is helpful (improvement may be immediate or take up to two months) I move on to Pepcid (famotidine), which is an H-2 histamine blocker, starting at a dose of 20 mg taken at bedtime and increasing to twice a day if well tolerated.
The most effective are the histamine blocker drugs, which can be bought in low dose forms without prescription.
J&J, in a 50/50 joint venture with Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, is marketing its own OTC histamine blocker - Pepcid AC - that prevents heartburn.
Pepcid, on the other hand, is based on famotidine, an H2 histamine blocker that works to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.