H2 receptor antagonist


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H2 receptor antagonist

an agent that blocks the action of histamine by competitive binding to the H2 receptor. It is used to inhibit gastric secretion in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
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63 per 20 mg capsule [Cardinale, 1996]) and limited pediatric data, it is often reserved as second line treatment for patients unresponsive to the H2 receptor antagonists.
He also indicated that the dyspeptic complaints were not improved by use of H2 receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).