Acid peptic disease (APD) includes a number of conditions. Gastric acid and peptic activity are responsible for the damage to the stomach. It irritates the inner cells of the stomach. The acid affects the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
Symptoms of APD.
Famotidine belongs to the class of drugs called as histamine- 2 (H-2) receptor blockers. H-2 receptors are present in the lining of the stomach. These receptors help in the production of gastric acid in the stomach. Natural chemical histamine binds to this receptors. Binding with histamine causes the cells to produce stomach acid.
Famotidine blocks the H-2 receptors and inhibits its binding to histamine. Blocking the receptors works to,
How to take Famotidine?
Famotidine is available in the form of oral tablets of 20 mg and 40 mg.
Children dosage (1 month to 16 years).
What are the precautions in taking Famotidine?
Consider certain conditions prior to starting the treatment. Inform your doctor if you have/are;
Discuss the medicines you take in present.
Discuss with your doctor. It may increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia.
Check for diagnosis of gastric malignancy before you start the treatment.
What are the uses of famotidine?
Famotidine is useful in the treatment of the following diseases;
Cost of Famotidine (Generic and Brand).
A generic drug is lower cost version of Brand drugs. It cost nearly 30-80% less. Brand and Generic medications contain the same active ingredient. Some the effect remains the same. The generic drug maker’s didn’t have the development cost for years of research. This allows us to sell cheap and effective generic drug to our customers.