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.
The treatment consists of intravenous H1 and H2 histamine blockers, corticosteroids, and rarely epinephrine (1, 2).
Nexium 24HR works differently from other O-T-C medications for heartburn such as antacids and histamine blockers. Specifically, Nexium 24HR is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which means that the product stops acid production at the source by blocking the pumps that release acid into the stomach.