Famotidine Oral

Brand Names

Pepcid®. (There may be other brand names for this medication.)

How is it Administered?

Pepcid® is taken by mouth as a tablet or a liquid. Swallow tablets and capsules whole with a full glass of water. If you are given chewable tablets, chew them thoroughly before swallowing them with a full glass of water. If you are taking liquid, shake it well for 5-10 seconds before each dose.

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.

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