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Claims for Patent: 5,667,794

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Claims for Patent: 5,667,794

Title: Heartburn treatment
Abstract:A method for treating a patient suffering from heartburn and having no substantial esophageal erosion, comprising administering to the patient a composition comprising an amount of famotidine between about 5 mg and 10 mg. In one embodiment, the amount of famotidine is about 5 mg. In another embodiment, the amount of famotidine is about 10 mg. A method for treating a patient suffering from heartburn and having no substantial esophageal erosion, comprising administering to the patient a composition comprising an amount of famotidine between about 5 mg and 10 mg, and an antacid. In one embodiment, the amount of famotidine is about 5 mg. In another embodiment, the amount of famotidine is about 10 mg.
Inventor(s): Simon; Thomas (Berwyn, PA), Berlin; Roger (Haverford, PA)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/710,078
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating a human suffering from heartburn and having no substantial esophageal erosion, comprising administering to the patient a composition comprising an amount of famotidine between about 5 mg and 10 mg sufficient to treat heartburn, wherein the composition does not contain an antacid.

2. A method of claim 1, wherein the amount of famotidine is about 5 mg.

3. A method of claim 1, wherein the amount of famotidine is about 10 mg.
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