GERD Home > Clinical Trials on Famotidine and How the Drug Works
How Does It Work?Famotidine is an H2 blocker that works by blocking a specific kind of histamine receptor. Histamine is a chemical released by the body that has several effects. In the stomach, histamine causes more acid to be produced. By blocking histamine in the stomach, famotidine reduces the amount of acid produced. This is why the medication is known as an "acid reducer."
Effects of FamotidinePrevious studies have examined the effectiveness of famotidine for the treatment of several conditions, including:
- GERD and esophagitis
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions.