| Famotidine, Mylanta, Pepcid, Pepcidine
Famotidine is a histamine H2 antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production.
H2 antagonist, decreases stomach acid
Famotidine is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD).
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Magnesium (often found in antacids) may reduce the absorption of H2 antagonists. Take at a different time of day.
Folate absorption is best in an acidic environment. H2 antagonists reduce stomach acid which can lower folate absorption.
Vitamin B12 absorption may be impaired by H2 antagonists, which reduce stomach acid.
Iron and Zinc
Iron and Zinc absorption is inhibited by reduced stomach acid levels.
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