A toddler with Clostridium difficile is prescribed a medication for peptic ulcer prophylaxis. Which of the following would the nurse expect to be prescribed?


• Famotidine is a histamine 2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) used to treat GERD or prevent peptic ulcer disease by decreasing gastric acid secretion.

• H2RAs are commonly used in place of proton pump inhibitors for the prevention of peptic ulcers.

Incorrect options:

• Ondansetron (Zofran) is an anti-emetic.

• Loperamide (Imodium) is an antidiarrheal.

• Metoclopramide (Reglan) is a prokinetic used to stimulate GI motility.

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