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What is famotidine used for? Famotidine is used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Some of these conditions include GERD, ulcers, and pathological hypersecretory conditions. The medicine blocks the action of specific histamine receptors in the stomach. This causes the stomach to produce less acid and can also heal damage done to the esophagus over time. In addition, famotidine can be used off-label to prevent acid-related pneumonia during surgeries and treat H. pylori infections.
- Duodenal ulcers
- Gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions (which occur when too much stomach acid is produced), such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
- Acid indigestion
- Sour stomach.