famotidine


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fa·mo·ti·dine

 (fə-mō′tĭ-dēn′)
n.
A histamine antagonist, C8H15N7O2S3, that inhibits the secretion of gastric acid and is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

[(sul)famo(yl), the radical SO2NH2 (sulf- + am(ide) + -yl) + -tidine, histamine receptor antagonist suff.; see ranitidine.]
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Noun1.famotidine - 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
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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.
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But a study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week found significant upper GI events were much more common in patients who took famotidine (Protonix), a histamine-2 receptor antagonist ([H.
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).
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Ohm also supplies Loperamide 2-mg tablets and Famotidine 10-mg and 20-mg tablets.
Pepcid, on the other hand, is based on famotidine, an H2 histamine blocker that works to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
Two combine a fixed-dose of an NSAID with either esomeprazole (naproxen/esomeprazole [Vimovo]) or famotidine (ibuprofen/famotidine [Duexis]) to prevent the occurrence of ulcers and to improve adherence over combined use of individual doses.
Out of the available category of drugs for the treatment of ulcer, H2 antagonist's class of drugs like famotidine and ranitidine is considered to be the safest drugs available [1].