H2 Blockers

Definition of H2 Blockers:

Medications in this family sharply decrease stomach acid production.  They are widely used for the treatment of ulcers as well as for mild cases of esophageal reflux (heartburn).  Drugs that fall into this family include cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB); famotidine (Pepcid, Pepcid AC, Pepcid RPD); nizatidine (Axid, Axid AR); ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac 75).

Also: H2 Blocker

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Folic Acid Deficiency

...our question about H2-blocker antacid use
“There is some evidence that H2 blockers may slightly reduce the absorption of folate...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...recommendation Licorice Root
“...Deglycyrrhized licorice root (DGL) and glutamine have been used to get people off of antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI)...”
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Iron Requirement

...our question about H2-blocker antacid use
“By reducing stomach acid levels, H2 blockers might interfere with the absorption of iron, zinc, and perhaps other minerals...”


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“...Both H1 and H2 blockers may be helpful...”
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...the condition
“...This protection can be achieved by either reducing the secretion of hydrogen ions with an H2 blocker (while continuing therapy with the same potent enzymes) or by ingesting pH-sensitive enteric-coated pancreatic enzymes...”
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