Pepfamin 20 mg
3 or more : $26.99 6 or more : $25.99 12 or more : $24.99
- Brand: Siam Bheasach
- Product Code: SP_PFM20
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Famotidine which is a type of medicine called an H2 receptor antagonist. It acts in the stomach to decrease the production of stomach acid.
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, famotidine prevents histamine from binding to them. This stops the cells from producing stomach acid.
Stomach acid is produced in the stomach as a normal part of the digestive process. Normally the linings of the stomach and duodenum (an area of the intestine directly after the stomach) are protected by a layer that resists acid attack. However, if this layer is damaged, or large amounts of stomach acid are formed, an ulcer can develop on the lining of the stomach or duodenum. This is called a peptic ulcer.
Acid produced in the stomach can also sometimes flow back into the food pipe (oesophagus). This is called gastro-oesophageal reflux, and can cause pain and a burning sensation known as heartburn. It can also irritate and damage the lining of the oesophagus, causing a condition called reflux oesophagitis.
Famotidine treats these conditions by reducing the production of stomach acid. It stops excess acid flowing back into the foodpipe and can be used to relieve heartburn symptoms associated with acid reflux. It also allows the oesophagus to heal in reflux oesophagitis. By reducing the amount of acid in the stomach and duodenum famotidine relieves the symptoms of indigestion. It also allows peptic ulcers to heal, and prevents them from recurring.
Famotidine is also used in various conditions where there is excess acid production in the stomach, eg Zollinger-–Ellison syndrome.
What is it used for?
- Treating and preventing recurrence of peptic ulcers.
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
- Excessive secretion of stomach acid due to a tumour or enlargement of the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
Size : 10 x 10's = 100 tablets / box