Aspirin and Pepcid

Non-steroidal anti-inflamatory medications including aspirin work wonders in treating some patients with arthritis.

Unfortunately many patients on these medications get stomach or duodenal ulcers from the treatment.

Now the New England Journal Of Medicine reports that patients on those drugs for a long time have a significantly less chance of an ulcer if they also take a medicine to reduce stomach acid.

That medicine is called Famotidine, or Pepcid.
Treatment requires high doses twice a day and should be closely followed by a Doctor.


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