H(2) - Receptor Blockers
H (2) - receptor blockers are a category of medications utilized to obstruct the engagement of histamine on parietal cells in the stomach, lessening the generation of acid by these cells.
H (2) - receptor blockers are used as a remedy for dyspepsia, GERD, acid reflux and heartburn. However, they have basically been exceeded in there use by the more efficient proton pumps inhibitors (PPIs). In America they are obtainable as over-the-counter-treatments in moderately low doses.
The side affects of H (2) - receptor blockers are the following; dizziness, confusion, diarrhea, constipation, tiredness, headache and rash. Furthermore, H (2) - receptor blockers may also cause breast enlargement in males, low sex drive, loss of period in woman and impotence. These conditions can be reversed once the drug is no longer being used.
H (2) -receptor blockers are typically ingested in pill form, even though some can also be prescribed as an injection. They are usually recommended to be taken twice daily, in the morning and evening. Physicians occasionally suggest a tablet to be taken before going to sleep if that patient is often waken up at night due to the pain caused by acid reflux, heartburn, GERD or indigestion.
H (2)-Receptor Blockers Available Today
Tagamet – Tagamet reduces the acid produced by the stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, indigestion, GERD and acid reflux disease.
Pepcid – Pepcid reduces the acid produced by the stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, indigestion, GERD and acid reflux disease.
Axid – Axid helps the stomach to decrease its acid production. It is utilized as a remedy for peptic ulcers, heartburn, acid reflux disease and indigestion. Some physicians prescribe prescription-strength Axid for the treatment of ulcers and have their patients use over-the-counter-treatments for there other symptoms.
Zantac - Zantac reduces the acid produced by the stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, indigestion, GERD and acid reflux disease.