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Famotidine

The active ingredient of Famotidine is famotidine which is used as a blocker for histamine-2. It is used to treat
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Famotidine

Famotidine 20mg

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Usage

What are Famotidine uses?

Famotidine is a histamine-2 blocker which mainly works by decreasing the amount of acid which is produced by your stomach. Pepcid for nausea can be used as it is very effective.  

Famotidine medication is very effective in treating as well as preventing ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also effectively treats conditions in which the stomach starts producing too much acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Famotidine is also known for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as other conditions in which the acid backs up from the stomach into the oesophagus causing heartburn.  

Famotidine generic drug is available in the brand name of Pepcid. You can easily buy Famotidine tablets from our pharmacy at a reasonable price.  

What is the dosage of Famotidine?

Before you start taking Famotidine Pepcid medicine make sure that you read all the directions that are mentioned on the label and take it as recommended by your doctor. You can take Famotidine pill with or without the food as directed by your doctor.  

In order to treat the heartburn as well as acid indigestion, you need to take one Famotidine tablet or capsule with a glass of water or as prescribed by your doctor. You need to swallow the capsule and tablet whole without chewing it. If you are taking the chewable tablets then chew completely and swallow one tablet as required. Do not swallow it whole.  

To prevent heartburn and acid indigestion, make sure that you take Pepcid tablets 15 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that can cause indigestion. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours until and unless recommended by your doctor. Strictly follow all the directions that are mentioned on your medicine. If you have any confusion about the information which is provided then make sure that you consult your doctor once.   

Stop taking Famotidine 20mg and 40 mg tablet and contact your doctor immediately if your symptoms continue after you begin taking it or if they do not improve after you have taken this medicine for 14 days in a row. Without consulting your doctor, you should never take Pepcid ac generic medicine for more than 14 days in a row.  

Measure the liquid Famotidine medication carefully by using the dosing syringe which is provided along with the medicine. You can also make use of medicine dose-measuring device.  

Most of the ulcers heal within four weeks of treatment but some might take the time of 8 weeks of using this medicine. So it is important for you to use the medication in the same manner as directed by your doctor.  

Make sure that you store this medicine at room temperature right away from direct light, heat and moisture. Do not freeze the liquid medicine.  

Famotidine is considered as part of a complete program of treatment that also demands a change in diet and lifestyle habits. So strictly follow all the instructions of your doctor and dietitian.

This medicine is available in different strengths like Pepcid 20 mg & 40 mg. So the dosage is completely based upon your medical conditions and your body responds to the treatment. 

What if you miss a dose? 

The moment you remember, take the skipped dose. But if you see that it’s almost time for your next dose then skip the missed dose because two doses cannot be taken at the same time.  

What do you need to avoid while taking this medicine? 

When you are on Famotidine medication then it is very important for you to avoid the intake of alcohol as it can increase the risk of damage to your stomach. Also, avoid the intake of other stomach acid reducers until and unless your doctor tells you to start it again. Though, you can take an antacid like Mylanta, Rolaids, Maalox, Milk of Magnesia as well as Gaviscon with Famotidine.  

Can you take Famotidine during pregnancy? 

Famotidine during pregnancy should be taken only when required clearly. Before using Pepcid medicine, if you are pregnant then do inform your doctor well in advance. Make sure that you discuss all the risks and benefits of this medicine before using it during pregnancy.  

Can a breastfeeding mother use Famotidine? 

Since Pepcid ac generic drug is known to pass into the breast milk. So consult your doctor well in advance before breastfeeding your little one.  

Precautions to be taken while using Famotidine 

Before you start your Famotidine medication make sure that you inform your doctor or pharmacist well in advance that you are allergic to it or any other H2 blockers like ranitidine and cimetidine. Also, tell your doctor if you are suffering from any other allergies. Since this medicine is known to contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other problems. So talk to your doctor about this beforehand in details.   

If you are suffering from any of the health or medical conditions then contact your doctor before you start using this medicine like:

  • Kidney problems
  • Stomach problems
  • Liver problems

Remember that some symptoms are really the signs of a serious condition. So contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from heartburn with lightheadedness, dizziness, pain in chest, shoulder, jaw or arm, sweating, rapid weight loss as well as shortness of breath.  

Before you start self-treat with Famotidine medication, ensure that you get the emergency medical help immediately if you come across any of these of a severe conditions:

  • Frequent wheezing
  • Nausea& vomiting
  • Trouble and pain in swallowing food
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Heartburn for more than 3 months
  • Bloody & black stools
  • Stomach pain
  • Frequent chest pain

The chewable form of this medication is known to contain aspartame. So if you suffer from phenylketonuria or any other medical conditions which strictly restricts you from taking aspartame or phenylalanine then it is important for you to contact the doctor so that you can come to know about the safe usage of this medicine.  

Pepcid tablets strictly should be not used in children who are younger than 12 years of age until and unless directed by the doctor. Older adults are more sensitive to the side effects of this medicine, mainly mental and mood changes, unusual tiredness and seizure.   

Always keep this medicine out of the reach of children and do not share it with anyone even if he or she has symptoms like you.   

What are the side effects of Famotidine? 

Remember one thing that your doctor has prescribed Famotidine because he or she thinks that the benefits of this medicine are more as compared to its side effects. Many people using Pepcid ac generic drug did not come across any serious side effects.  

Some of the common side effects of Famotidine tablets are:

  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

You need to contact your doctor immediately if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication such as swelling of your face, throat lips and tongue, hives as well as difficulty in breathing.  

You need to immediately stop the intake of Pepcid tablets and the emergency medical help once if you suffer from:

  • A seizure
  • Tenderness, severe muscle pain
  • Confusion, fast or pounding heartbeats
  • Hallucinations, lack of energy & agitation
  • Sudden dizziness like you might pass out right now, dark coloured urine weakness mainly if you also have a fever and unusual tiredness

Some of the side effects are more likely in older adults and also in people who suffer from serious kidney disease.  

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you experience something else apart from this list do contact your doctor immediately. 

Famotidine Interactions 

Drug interactions can completely change how your medications work or can also increase your risk for serious side effects. Make the list of all the products that you are using like prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, over the counter medicine as well as herbal products and share this list with your doctor. Remember that you should not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine that you are taking without your doctor’s permission.  

Famotidine medication can make hard for your body to absorb other medicines that you are taking by mouth. So tell your doctor beforehand if you are taking cefditoren, dasatinib and delavirdine.  

There are total 266 drugs that are known to interact with Famotidine medication.

7 major drug interactions

220 moderate drug interactions

39 minor drug interactions 

Some of the drug names that interact with Famotidine tablets include Benadryl, omeprazole, Nexium, pantoprazole, prednisone, ranitidine, Tylenol, Xanax, Zyrtec, etc.  

How do Famotidine works? 

This medicine mainly works by blocking the H2 receptor in your stomach. This receptor further helps to release acid in your stomach. Thus, it also lowers the amount of acid which is released by your stomach.   

Famotidine Warnings 

Before you start taking this medicine make sure that you tell your doctor if you are suffering or have suffered from kidney or liver disease or have a history of long QT syndrome, stomach cancer, breathing problems and asthma. 


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