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. [...]
July 4, 2013 - Psych Central
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.
July 1, 2013 - Science Daily
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.
July 1, 2013 - EurekAlert!