Pepcid® IV. (There may be other brand names for this medication)
How is it Administered?
This medication is given by injection into a vein (intravenously or IV).
What is it Used For?
Pepcid® is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD], and conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
How Does it Work?
Famotidine is in a class of drugs called H2 blockers. It works on certain cells in your stomach and lowers the amount of acid produced. Less acid means less irritation in your gastrointestinal tract.