Pepcid

A competitive histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Its main pharmacodynamic effect is the inhibition of gastric secretion. .
[PubChem].

Medicinal name:
  • Famotidine 20 MG Oral Tablet [Pepcid]
  • Famotidine 40 MG Oral Tablet [Pepcid]
  • Calcium Carbonate 800 MG / Famotidine 10 MG / Magnesium Hydroxide 165 MG Chewable Tablet [Pepcid Complete]
  • Pepcid AC 20 MG Oral Tablet
  • Pepcid 40 MG Oral Tablet
  • Famotidine 20 MG Chewable Tablet [Pepcid]
  • Famotidine 10 MG Oral Tablet [Pepcid]

Pepcid - Pharmacology:

Pepcid binds competitively to H2-receptors located on the basolateral membrane of the parietal cell, blocking histamine affects. This competitive inhibition results in reduced basal and nocturnal gastric acid secretion and a reduction in gastric volume, acidity, and amount of gastric acid released in response to stimuli including food, caffeine, insulin, betazole, or pentagastrin.

Pepcid mini report

Pepcid NDA
NDA - A product marketed under an approved New Drug Application
Pepcid ANDA
ANDA - A product marketed under an approved Abbreviated New Drug Application
Pepcid POWDER, FOR SUSPENSION
POWDER, FOR SUSPENSION
Pepcid TABLET, FILM COATED
TABLET, FILM COATED
Pepcid HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Pepcid global name
FAMOTIDINE
Pepcid global name
famotidine
Pepcid global name
Famotidine
Start - Stop data
START DATA:
1987-Jun-01
Start - Stop data
STOP DATA
not occurred

Pepcid for patients

Pepcid is used to treat stomach and duodenal (upper small intestine) ulcers;
hypersecretory (increased acid secretion) conditions; heartburn and gastroesophageal
reflux disease (stomach contents bubbling into the esophagus causing pain). Notify your
physician if you are pregnant or nursing. Pepcid may be taken with or without food.
Shake the oral suspension vigorously for 5-10 seconds before taking. Unused oral
suspension should be discarded after 30 days. Notify your physician if you develop black,
tarry stools or coffee-ground vomit.

Pepcid Interactions

No drug interactions have been identified. Studies with famotidine in man, in animal models, and in vitro have shown no significant interference with the disposition of compounds metabolized by the hepatic microsomal enzymes, e.g., cytochrome P450 system. Compounds tested in man include warfarin, theophylline, phenytoin, diazepam, aminopyrine and antipyrine. Indocyanine green as an index of hepatic drug extraction has been tested and no significant effects have been found.

Pepcid Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any component of these products. Cross sensitivity in this class of compounds has been observed. Therefore, PEPCID should not be administered to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to other H2-receptor antagonists.

Manufacturers name:

  • Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • Marathon Pharmaceuticals
  • McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Pepcid tags categories:

Generic name, Overdose, Half Life Pepcid, Food Interactions, Chemical, etc..

Pepcid see also FDA report Saw Palmetto