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Related to Pepcid: Zantac, Pepcid ac
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Noun1.Pepcid - a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
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
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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H2RAs: The H2RAs include Cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), and famotidine (Pepcid).
For the study, the team looked at a data of 43,000 patients who took PPIs and the control group, approximately 8,000 patients who took histamine-2 receptor blockers, such as Zantac or Pepcid, and no other medications.
Many pets are treated with an antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid AC) or an anti-nausea drug, such as maropitant (Cerenia) or ondansetron (Zofran).
Early in his career, he was product manager for Tylenol and Pepcid at McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Instead they subscribe to what I call the Pepcid AC Mentality: before consuming pizza and beer, take a Pepcid AC!
In a new study, researchers tracked roughly 350,000 veterans who were prescribed PPIs or H2 blockers (milder drugs like Tagamet and Pepcid, which also lower stomach acid).
She was treated in the emergency department with prednisone, famotidine (Pepcid), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl).
A H2 blockers--which include famotidine (Pepcid[R], Pepcid AC[R]), cimetidine (Tagamet[R]), and ranitidine (Zantac[R])--inhibit the action of histamine2, a naturally occurring chemical that signals cells in the lining of the stomach to produce acid.
If anything, Pepcid or any of the H2 antagonists would be far more effective at raising the pH of the stomach contents than artificially altering the pH of ingested water.
Up to now, he's recommended that patients use PPIs to treat acid reflux and steer clear of H2 blockers like cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid) and ranitidine (Zantac).
The company is present with a wide portfolio of digestive remedies, including popular brands, such as Vi-Siblin, Pepcid, Imodium and Microlax.