Agent Name

Famotidine

Alternative Name

Pepcid

CAS Number

76824-35-6

Formula

C8-H15-N7-O2-S3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Amfamox; Pepcidine; N'-(Aminosulfonyl)-3-(((2-((diaminomethylene)amino)-4-thiazolyl)methyl)thio)propanimidamide; Pepcid PM; Pepcid; Famotidine; [ChemFinder]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a nurse; [Kanerva, p. 1153] As an oral medication, famotidine is used to reduce acid secretion in the stomach. Many side effects have been reported after ingestion of therapeutic doses including, rarely, drug-induced hepatitis. [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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