Definitions

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  • n. A histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production, commonly used to treat peptic ulcers.

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

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Examples

  • You may be able to pacify the pain by avoiding avoiding those provoking substances and taking nonprescription heartburn drugs such as famotidine (Pepcid AC) or ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    Q&A: What's causing my gastritis?

  • The FDA advises that if you are experiencing heartburn or acid reflux while taking Plavix, you should try using antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums and generics) and most H2 blockers such as famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac), but not cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB, and generics). —

    Avoid dangerous combination: Blood thinner Plavix with some heartburn drugs

  • The FDA advises that if you are experiencing heartburn or acid reflux while taking Plavix, you should try using antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums and generics) and most H2 blockers such as famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac), but not cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB, and generics).

    Avoid dangerous combination: Blood thinner Plavix with some heartburn drugs

  • They include cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), and ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    How to avoid holiday heartburn

  • Those drugs included either a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), such as omeprazole, esomeprazole (Nexium), and lansoprazole (Prevacid and generic); or an H2-blocker, such as famotidine (Pepcid and generic).

    Time to take a break from heartburn drugs?

  •   And antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums or acid-reducing drugs, such as cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid), and ranitidine (Zantac) can also provide relief.

    Prevacid joins Prilosec as second OTC to treat frequent heartburn

  • Your first and best bet is to try an inexpensive over-the-counter antacid like Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums, or acid-reducing drugs called H2 blockers, such as cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), nizatidine (Axid AR), and ranitidine (Zantac 75, Zantac 150).

    Hold the heartburn on Thanksgiving

  • To help prevent bleeding while taking Plavix, instead of taking a PPI, a better option is an older class of drugs called H2blockers, which includes nizatidine  (Axid), famotidine  (Pepcid), and  ranitidine  (Zantac).

    New warning on mixing Plavix, stomach drugs

  • To help prevent bleeding while taking Plavix, instead of taking a PPI, a better option is an older class of drugs called H2blockers, which includes nizatidine(Axid), famotidine(Pepcid), and ranitidine(Zantac).

    New warning on mixing Plavix, stomach drugs

  • And antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums or acid-reducing drugs, such as cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid), and ranitidine (Zantac) can also provide relief.

    Prevacid joins Prilosec as second OTC to treat frequent heartburn

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