Q2 Famotidine (Pepcid)

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Q2 Famotidine (Pepcid)
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  1. Routes for famatodine(Pepcid)
    • PO
    • IV
  2. MOA of famotadine(Pepcid)
    • Blocks H2 receptor on parietal cells→less response of parietal cells to histamine, Ach,
    • and gastrin→reduced H+ ion secretion from parietal cells and increased pH of
    • stomach
  3. Class of famotidine(Pepcid)
    • Acid-control
    • Selected H2 receptor antagonist
  4. Indications for famotidine(Pepcid)
    • Dyspepsia
    • Heartburn
    • Ulcers
    • Pathological hypersecreation
    • GERD
    • adjunct for GI bleeds
  5. Contraindications for famotidine(Pepcid)
    • Allergy
    • Liver/kidney disfunction
  6. Side effects of famotodine(Pepcid)
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Increased prolactin secreations
    • Hypotension(IV use)
    • HA, confusion, slurred speech
    • Diarrhea, nausea, abd cramps
  7. Interaction
    • Inhibits absorption of some drugs
    • Smoking decreases effectiveness
    • Take 1-2 hours before antacids

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