HealthDay Reports: Could Heartburn Med Pepcid Ease COVID-19 Symptoms?
Pepcid appeared to improve symptoms in a small group of patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a new study reported.
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter heartburn remedy is showing some potential as a symptom reliever for COVID-19, a small study finds.
Famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid, appeared to improve symptoms in a group of 10 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, researchers reported online June 4 in the journal Gut.
The patients' self-reported symptoms began to feel better within a day or two of taking famotidine, the study authors said.