Could Over-the-Counter Heartburn Medicine Help Treat Coronavirus?

April 27, 2020

There is anecdotal evidence that popular over-the-counter heartburn medicine Pepcid may be a breakthrough treatment for COVID-19. A specialist working in Wuhan, China noticed that some coronavirus patients taking Pepcid for heartburn had a better chance of surviving. Now, hundreds of seriously ill patients in New York are receiving its active ingredient, famotidine, at nine times the dose given to treat heartburn as part of a new clinical trial studying its effects.

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