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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Famotid 20.
Famotid 20 is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, th... View More
Famotid 20 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Famotid 20 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Famotid 20 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famotid 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Famotid 20 is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Famotid 20 may not be needed ... View More
Famotid 20 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 Famotid 20
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
- Peptic ulcer disease
Side effects of Famotid 20
How to use Famotid 20
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. Famotid 20 is to be taken ... View More
How Famotid 20 works
Famotid 20 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 Famotid 20?
If you miss a dose of Famotid 20, 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
- Famotid 20 is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
- Take it with or without food.
- If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Famotid 20.
- Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Famotid 20 for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor.
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.
Alternative brand for Famotid 20
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More