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Medication Description: Famotidine (Famotidine)

Famotidine (Famotidine) *. [1-Amino-3 - [[[2- [diaminomethylene) -amino] -4-thiazolyl] methyl] thio] propylidene] sulfamide.

Synonyms: Gastridine, Ulfamid, Amifatidine, Gaster, Gastrosidin, Lecedil, Pepdul, Pepsid, Ulfamid, Ulphamid.

Antagonist of H2-histamine receptors. The structure and action is similar to ranitidine and cimetidine, but much more active (by inhibiting the secretion of hydrochloric acid).

Applied mainly in the acute course of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

Assign inside for medicinal purposes to 0.04 g (40 mg) per day (at bedtime) for 4-8 weeks; for the prevention of relapse - at 0.02 g (20 mg) per day.

Intravenously administered in acute cases, 0.02 g every 12 hours.

Side effects and precautions are the same as with cimetidine and ranitidine.

Method of production: tablets of 20 and 40 mg; in ampoules containing 20 mg of the drug.