Active Ingredient(s):Famotidine FDA Approved: * October 15, 1986 Pharm Company: *MERCK Category:Heart Burn / Indigestion
Famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid among others, is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist medication that decreases stomach acid production. It is used to treat peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein. It begins working within an hour.
Common side effects include headache, intestinal upset, and dizziness.[2&a...
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