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In addition to the introduction of the H2-receptor antagonists, an aging population, an ever increasing interest in self care, cost-saving pressures in the healthcare system, and a significant amount of direct consumer advertising have fueled the expansion of the market," notes Steven Heffner, an editor at
Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists * Fluoroquinolones * Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists * H2-receptor antagonists * Lipid-based amphotericin B agents * Long-acting ACE inhibitors * Low molecular weight heparins * Neuromuscular blocking agents * Low-sedating and non-sedating antihistamines * Oral cephalosporins * Proton pump inhibitors * Third-generation parenteral cephalosporins
H2-receptor antagonists have also been prescribed for preventing NSAID-induced gastric injury, but with limited success.