famotidine famotidine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

Usage(s):

  • Now, however, ARTHRITIS patients who use anti-inflammatories like naproxen, ketoprofen and ibuprofen can halve their chances of getting an ulcer if they also take famotidine, a .

News

  1. Does Heartburn Drug, Pepcid, Hold Promise for Schizophrenia?

    Researchers from Finland have found that a common over-the-counter drug for heartburn and gastric ulcer can relieve some of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Professor Jesper Ekelund, M.D., and his team showed that a very large dose of famotidine (200 mg daily) can penetrate the so-called blood-brain barrier and affect the histamine system in the brain. [...]
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. New treatment for schizophrenia discovered in Finland

    ( University of Helsinki ) A study at the University of Helsinki has revealed that a drug called famotidine can decrease the symptoms of persons suffering from schizophrenia. The research shows that the histamine system in the brain could have a central role in the treatment of psychosis, and could lead to the development of a new class of psychosis medications.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. New treatment for schizophrenia?

    Giving a very large dose of famotidine (200 mg daily), sufficient amounts of the drug are able to penetrate the so-called blood-brain barrier to affect the histamine system in the brain.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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