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FACID 20 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR FACID

Famotidine(20 mg)

food interaction for FACID

alcohol interaction for FACID

pregnancy interaction for FACID

lactation interaction for FACID

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Facid 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
UNSAFE
Facid 20 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Facid 20 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FACID

    Famotidine(20 mg)

    Uses

    Facid 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

    How it works

    Facid 20 mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Muscle pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Constipation

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR FACID 20 MG TABLET

    Patients taking FACID 20 MG TABLET

    • 83%
      Once A Day
    • 17%
      Twice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR FACID

    19 Substitutes
    19 Substitutes
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    • FAMOCID 20 MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 0.23/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 3.21
      pay 7% more per tablet
    • FM 20 MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Caplet India Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 0.22/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 3.08
      pay 3% more per tablet
    • FAMONEXT 20 MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.30/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 4.26
      pay 42% more per tablet
    • ACICON 20MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.26/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 3.57
      pay 19% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR FACID

    • The Famotidine can be taken with or without food.
    • Famotidine is very effective in controlling stomach acid release in the midnight, so it is better to take Famotidine before going to bed.
    • Take Famotidine for the entire prescribed duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better
      If you are taking an antacid, take it 2 hours before or after the Famotidine.
    • Avoid drinking soft drinks, citrus products like orange and lemon, which irritate the stomach.
    • Quit smoking or at least do not smoke after taking the medicine, as it tends to decrease the effect of Famotidine by increasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking the Famotidine, as it increases the blood alcohol level.
    • Some laboratory tests may be affected by Famotidine. Notify your doctor that you are taking this medicine before you have any tests for skin allergies or tests to determine how much acid your stomach produces.
    • Patients with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.

    Frequently asked questions FOR FACID

    Famotidine

    Q.

    Is famotidine a PPI/antacid/same as omeprazole/anticholinergic?
    Famotidine belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It is not a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) or an anticholinergic. It is not the same as omeprazole

    Q.

    Is famotidine an over the counter or prescription drug?
    Famotidine is an over the counter drug

    Q.

    Is famotidine safe?
    Famotidine is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

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    Q.

    Does it expire?
    It has an expiry date and should not be used beyond that date

    Q.

    Is famotidine better than ranitidine?
    The doctor may prescribe either to you based on your symptoms. Please follow the instructions of your doctor

    Q.

    Can I take famotidine for gas/nausea/indigestion/diarrhea/heartburn/acid reflux?
    Famotidine can be taken for heartburn or acid reflux at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor. It is not used for treating gas/nausea/indigestion/diarrhea

    Q.

    Can I take lansoprazole /omeprazole /pantoprazole /azithromycin /tramadol /Cipro/ tums/doxycycline with famotidine?
    It is not advisable to take lansoprazole/ omeprazole /pantoprazole / tums along with famotidine unless advised by the doctor. Famotidine is not known to interact with azithromycin/ tramadol/ Cipro/ doxycycline. Any combination with famotidine should be taken only if prescribed by the doctor

    Q.

    Does famotidine cause hair loss/constipation/drowsiness/diarrhea/bone loss/potentiate opioids?
    Famotidine is not known to cause hair loss/bone loss/potentiate opioids. It may have some side effects like slight constipation/drowsiness/diarrhea. Please consult the doctor in case any side effect is observed.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)