Famodin 40 is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other sympt... View More
Uses of Famodin 40
Side effects of Famodin 40
How to use Famodin 40
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Famodin 40 is to be taken ... View More
How Famodin 40 works
Famodin 40 is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion ... View More
What if you forget to take Famodin 40?
If you miss a dose of Famodin 40, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
Heartburn, Peptic ulcer, Dyspepsia, Urticaria, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
May be taken with or without food. Reconstitution: For IV inj: Famotidine 20 mg is diluted to a total of 5 or 10 mL w/ NaCl 0.9% inj or dextrose 5% o... View More
Oral Benign gastric and duodenal ulceration Adult: 40 mg daily at bedtime for 4-8 wk or 20 mg bid. Maintenance: 20 mg at bedtime to prevent recurrence... View More
Peptic Ulcer 1-16 years: 0.5 mg/kg PO at bedtime; not to exceed 40 mg/day Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease <3 months: 0.5 mg/kg PO once daily for ... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation <50 Reduce the dose by half or increase dosing interval to 36-48 hr.
Mode of Action
Famotidine competitively blocks histamine at H2-receptors thus reducing basal, nocturnal and stimulated gastric acid secretion. Pepsin secretion is redu... View More
Impaired renal function. Long term treatment should be avoided. Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use not recommended
1-10% Headache (4.7%),Diarrhea (1.7%),Dizziness (1.3%),Constipation (1.2%) Frequency Not Defined Body as a whole: Fever, asthenia, fatigue Cardiov... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Available data in pregnant women are insufficient to establish a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage or adverse maternal... View More
Antacids slightly decrease the bioavailability of famotidine. May reduce serum concentration of ketoconazole and itraconazole.