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famotidine

It is indicated in duodenal ulcer (a sore on the first part of the small intestine) and benign (non-cancerous) gastric ulcers (sores on stomach lining), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a rare digestive disorder that results in excessive gastric acid). It is also used to prevent relapse of duodenal ulcer and for prevention and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (a disorder that causes the digestive juices, foods, or fluids back up from the stomach into the esophagus).

Contradications

It is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to histamine and in patients with stomach cancer, moderate and severe kidney disease, and kidney failure.

Side effects

Headache, dizziness, constipation (difficulty in passing stool), diarrhea (watery stools), nausea, rash, GI upset, abdominal discomfort, anorexia (eating disorder), fatigue, liver enzyme abnormalities, angioedema, arthralgia (joint pain), muscle cramp are some of its side effects. Reversible gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts tissues in males), toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare and serious skin condition), AV block (a type of heart block, in which there is an interruption in transmission of impulse from atrium to ventricle).

 

 

Expert Advice

  • Take with or without meals.
  • Shake oral suspension vigorously for 5-10 seconds before intake. If a chewable tablet is taken, chew thoroughly before swallowing
  • If antacid is to be taken, wait 30 to 60 minutes after taking famotidine.
  • Contact prescriber if there is acute headache, unrelieved constipation (difficulty in passing stool) or diarrhea (watery stools), palpitations (feeling of heart beating fast, black tarry stools, abdominal pain, rash, worsening of condition, or recurrence of symptoms after therapy is completed.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking during therapy.

FAQs

Can Famotidine make me sleepless or sleepy?

Yes insomnia may occur after using famotidine. However, it does not make one sleepy.

Does Famotidine help with gas?

Yes, these antacids eliminate excess gas.

Can you take Famotidine after eating?

Famotidine can be taken with or without food.

Can Famotidine cause constipation?

Yes, Constipation is a side effect of this drug.

Can one breastfeed when taking this drug?

No, Pepcid passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.

I’m experiencing muscle pain while taking this medication, is this normal?

Muscle pain and cramps are a common side effect of this drug.

Can I take this drug if I have pain or trouble swallowing food?

It is recommended that if you have trouble swallowing, you should consult your physician before using this product.

Medicines containing famotidine

Famot 20mg

By Shaigan

Pack size: 2 x 10's

Rs.117

Pepcidine 40mg

By OBS

Pack size: 10's

Rs.374.92

Acicon 20mg

By Barrett

Pack size: 10

Rs.130.29

Apsin 40mg

By Saffron

Pack size: 10

Rs.157.4

OPTIFAM ( Famotidine ) 40 MG TABLET

By Martin Dow

Pack size: 10

Rs.261.23

OPTIFAM ( Fmotidine ) 20 MG TABLET

By Martin Dow Marker

Pack size: 20's

Rs.119.9

Famopsin 40mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.200

Bessfam 20mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.90

Nocid 40mg

By Novartis

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.270

Bessfam 40mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.200

Famopsin 20mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.100

Famotid 20mg

By Amson

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.71

Famotid 40mg

By Amson

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.130

Peptiloc 20mg

By Bosch

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.90

Polypep 20mg

By Wilson's

Pack size: 10

Rs.180

Peptiban 20mg

By Werick

Pack size: 10's

Rs.120

Peptiban 10mg/5ml

By Werick

Rs.57

Nocid 20mg

By Novartis

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.150

Polypep 10mg / 5ml

By Wilson's

Pack size: 60ml

Rs.88

Acicon 10mg

By Barrett

Pack size: 60ml

Rs.79.55

Acicon 40 mg

By Barrett

Pack size: 1x10

Rs.237.6

Polypep 40 mg

By Wilson's

Pack size: 1x10

Rs.389.95

Reducid 40 mg

By Platinum

Pack size: 10

Rs.230

Famoscot 10mg

By Scotman

Pack size: 60ml

Rs.48

Famoscot 20mg

By Scotman

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.100

Famoscot 40mg

By Scotman

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.140

Ulfam 40mg

By Focus & Rulz

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.143

Famot 40 mg

By Shaigan

Pack size: 1 x 10's

Rs.228