Famotidine is a common anti-H2 blocker medication.
Famotidine treats peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions associated with excessive stomach acid production.
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Famotidine works by inhibiting the action of histamine on the parietal cells of the stomach, reducing acid production.
What to look for: Patients taking Famotidine should be monitored for signs of stomach ulcer development, such as abdominal pain and black or tarry stools. Other potential side effects, such as headache, dizziness, and constipation, should be kept an eye on.
Patients with kidney or liver disease or a history of allergies or drug reactions should consult their doctor before taking Famotidine.
Famotidine’s most common side effects are headache, dizziness, and constipation.
Adverse effects: Although serious side effects of Famotidine are uncommon, they may include difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, kidney problems, or a low white blood cell count.
Patients taking Famotidine should be instructed to take the medication exactly as directed, without taking more or less or taking it more frequently than prescribed. They should also be advised to notify their healthcare provider if any unusual symptoms occur while taking the medication. They should not stop taking the medication without first consulting with their doctor.
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Y. H. Kim, D. H. Lee, and J. W. Kim (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of Famotidine for gastroesophageal reflux disease. 33(2), 361-369, Korean Journal of Internal Medicine.
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