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Description of the medicine: Famotidine (Famotidine)

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

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

Antagonist of histamine H 2 receptors. The structure and action is similar to ranitidine and cimetidine, but significantly more active (inhibition of hydrochloric acid secretion).

They are used mainly in acute gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

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

0.02 g every 12 hours is administered intravenously in acute cases.

Side effects and precautions are the same as when using cimetidine and ranitidine.

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