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Famotidine (Pepcid)

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Famotidine (Pepcid)

What is the Generic Name for Pepcid?

Famotidine

What is the Trade Name for Famotidine?

Pepcid

What are the Indications of Famotidine (Pepcid)?

  • Short term treatment of active ulcer
  • GERD
  • Treatment of heartburn
  • Indigestion, management of Zollinger Ellison syndromerevention of GI bleeding in critically ill patients
  • Management of symptoms associated with overuse of NSAIDs
  • Prevention of GI bleeding in critically ill patientsanagement of symptoms associated with overuse of NSAIDs
  • Management of symptoms associated with overuse of NSAIDs

What are the Actions of Famotidine (Pepcid)?

Blocks action of histamine located in gastric parietal cells, inhibits gastric acid secretion

What is the Therapeutic Class of Famotidine (Pepcid)?

Antiulcer agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Famotidine (Pepcid)?

Histamine H2 antagonist

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Date Published - Apr 27, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 28, 2016