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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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed famotidine to treat gastritis, allergy, upper abdominal pain, and allergic reaction.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take famotidine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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