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

  • 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 .
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  • 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!

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