Is it common for Pepcid to cause feelings of depression?
Pepcid "Famotidine" works by blocking histamine H2 receptors that are found on the cells in the stomach lining. A natural body chemical called histamine normally binds to these receptors, causing the cells to produce stomach acid. By blocking the H2 receptors, Pepcid "famotidine"prevents histamine from binding to them. This stops the cells from producing stomach acid
Depression as a side effect of Pepcid "famotidine" is very rare (affect less than 1 in 10,000 people). <1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports.
Depression is found among people who take Famotidine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Pain.
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