Pepcid® (famotidine) is a medication that is often used to treat conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. These conditions include:
As an H2 blocker, this product blocks the action of a specific histamine receptor in the stomach, which reduces the amount of acid produced. Pepcid is available in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms. It can be taken once or twice a day, or as needed.
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