Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Famotidine

Contributor(s): Lauren Trepanier

Introduction

Class of drug

  • H2 receptor antagonist.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of gastroduodenal ulceration Gastric ulceration.
  • Treatment of gastric hyperacidity, eg mast cell tumors, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
  • Severe reflux esophagitis Esophagitis.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Minimal drug interactions compared to cimetidine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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