Also known as Pepcid
Famotidine (INN) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production, and it is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD). It is commonly marketed by Johnson & Johnson/Merck under the trade names Pepcidine and Pepcid and by Astellas under the trade name Gaster. Unlike cimetidine, the first H2 antagonist, famotidine has no effect on the cytochrome P450 enzyme system, and does not appear to interact with other drugs.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $9.77 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed famotidine to treat gastritis, allergy, upper abdominal pain, and allergic reaction.