Famotidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production, and is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It was developed and marketed by Merck & Co. under the trade names Pepcidine and Pepcid.


... FAMOTIDINE (Mylanta-AR®, Fluxid® Orally Disintegrating Tablets, Pepcid®, Pepcid® AC Gelcaps, Tablets or Chewable Tablets, Pepcid® RPD™ Orally Disintegrating Tablets) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. Famotidine is used to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulcer pain and discomfort. Famotidine is also used to control acid reflux (heartburn). Generic famotidine tablets are available; generic gelcaps are not available. ...
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Famotidine Systematic (IUPAC) name 2-[4-[2-(amino-sulfamoylimino- ...
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... Common brand names: Pepcid Why is this drug prescribed? Famotidine is available to treat and prevent the recurrence of ulcers and other conditions where the stomach produces too much acid. It works by...
Source: Cleveland Clinic