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Dr. William Singer
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Famotidine (Overview)

This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers and acid reflux disease.


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What're famotidine tablets used for?

What're famotidine tablets used for?

An acid blocker: Famotidine is one of a class of drugs called h2 (histamine-2) receptor blockers--it dials down stomach acid production in a dose-dependent manner (e.g. More drug, less acid). First prescribed > 25 years ago, it is now available in lower dose as an over-the-counter acid remedy. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
210 doctors shared insights

Famotidine (Overview)

This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers and acid reflux disease.


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Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

Accidentally took 2 famotidines; any chance of an overdose problem?

NO it is just Pepsid: Taking 2 tablets will not harm you eat some food Famotidine is Pepcid (famotidine) reduces the stomach acid ( hcl) production by blocking h-2 receptors, help to heal peptic ulcers, acid reflex, and heart burn. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: famotidine?

Please describe the medication: famotidine?

An acid reducer: This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers and acid reflux disease. ...Read more

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Is mefenamic acid + famotidine usually prescribed for heel pain?

Is mefenamic acid + famotidine usually prescribed for heel pain?

Not commonly: Mefenamic acid is a nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory medication, and Famotidine is a stomach acid medication. Antiinflammatories are commonly used in treating heel pain, but your combination is the first I have heard of this.Talk to your pharmacist or prescribing doctor for more info. ...Read more

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What is the use of famotidine?

What is the use of famotidine?

Pepsid : Famotidine is Pepcid (famotidine) reduces the stomach acid ( hcl) production by blocking h-2 receptors, help to heal peptic ulcers, acid reflex, and heart burn. ...Read more

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I was on ppi for GERD and recently diagnosed with austiopenia? Is famotidine is better choice for me or should I continue ppi? Is famotidine safe?

I was on ppi for GERD and recently diagnosed with austiopenia? Is famotidine is better choice for me or should I continue ppi? Is famotidine safe?

Mostly yes...: Head to head - ppi has a more profound effect on your gastric ph and prolonged and/ or higher doses are associated with poor bone health and other issues. Long term acid suppression should be avoided if possible. Dietary and behavior changes can improve gerd for most with medication used for break thru sx. Bottom line - you need to discuss your situation with a doc to be safe. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of pepcide (famotidine) for 5 week old? My concern is on long run and stomach acids impact of the dose (if any)?

Is there any side effect of pepcide (famotidine) for 5 week old? My concern is on long run and stomach acids impact of the dose (if any)?

Probably not: Not clear what you would be treating a 5 week old with Pepcid (famotidine) for without a physician's input? In any case if you give a low 5 -10 mg dose maybe some sedation would be expected but i don't think that i would use Pepcid (famotidine) for long though. See your doctor this might be an intolerance to formula or even breast milk sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pepcid (Definition)

Pepcid is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more