Famotidine is used as the main active ingredient to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines. It is also used to prevent intestinal ulcers from coming back after they have healed. It can be used to treat certain stomach and throat problems such as erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It decreases the amount of acid the stomach produces. It also used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach.
Class of Drugs – H2 blockers
Molecular Formula – C8H15N7O2S3
Molecular Weight - 337.5 g/mol
Working: The given medication belongs to a group of drugs known as a histamine blocker. Famotidine acts by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. It heals and prevents ulcers and improves symptoms like heartburn and stomach pain.
Uses: The active component Famotidine is approved to relieve symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. It reduces acid in the stomach effectively. It is used in the treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurred when acid in the stomach backs up into the esophagus. It heals acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus. It can also treat Duodenal ulcers and stomach ulcers. It also treats conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The active component is prescribed for the treatment of stomach ulcers. Famotidine is available in popular brands like follows:
- Pepcid: 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg
- Heartburn Relief: 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg
- Fluxid: 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg
Follow the doctor’s instructions to take the medicine composed of this ingredient.