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Famotidine

In the US, Famotidine (famotidine systemic) is a member of the drug class H2 antagonists and is used to treat Allergic Urticaria, Duodenal Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis, Erosive Esophagitis, GERD, Indigestion, Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions, Peptic Ulcer, Stomach Ulcer, Upper GI Hemorrhage, Urticaria and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A02BA03

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0076824-35-6

Chemical Formula

C8-H15-N7-O2-S3

Molecular Weight

337

Therapeutic Categories

Gastric acid secretion inhibitor

Histamine H₂-receptor antagonist

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Chemical Name

Propanimidamide, 3-[[[2-[(aminoiminometyl)amino]-4-tiazolyl]metyl]tio]-N-(aminosulfonyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Famotidinum (Latin)
  • Famotidin (German)
  • Famotidine (French)
  • Famotidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Famotidina (OS: DCIT)
  • Famotidine (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF, JAN)
  • L 643341 (IS)
  • MK 208 (IS: MerckSharpD)
  • YM 11170 (IS: Yamanouchi)
  • Famotidin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Famotidine (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Famotidinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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