Famotidine a histamine-2 blockers. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Famotidine also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn. Famotidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Famotidine is part of the drug class known as, histamine-2 antagonists. This type of drug is used to treat heartburn, gastric and duodenal ulcers, acid indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and others. Certain types of Famotidine are available over the counter.
Famotidine is a histamine-2 blocker that is used in treating and preventing stomach ulcers. The medicine works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. It is worth noting that ulcers are caused by excess acid in the stomach.
Famotidine works by treating conditions such as the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which are known for triggering the stomach to produce too much acid.
Famotidine is also used in treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This is a condition where the acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus causing heartburn. Some of the ulcers that Famotidine treats are duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers and peptic ulcers. Avoid this drug if you are allergic to any of the ingredients making Famotidine.