Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Domperidone

Domperidone is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting.

Uses of Famotidine

Famotidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Domperidone side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Famotidine side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation

How to use Domperidone

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.

How to use Famotidine

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.

How Domperidone works

Domperidone is a prokinetic. It works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.

How Famotidine works

Famotidine is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Famcool-D Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Famcool-D 10mg/20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

Related to Domperidone

  • Do not take Domperidone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the tablets.
  • Do not take the medicine, if you notice black, tarry stools (bowel motions) or blood in your stools, blockage or tear in the intestines or if you have a tumor of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma).
  • Do not take the drug, if you have moderate to severe liver disease, heart problems (irregular heart rate or heart failure) or abnormal salt levels in the blood.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablets, swallow them whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not take the drug if you intend to drive or operate heavy machinery as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Always take the tablets 15 to 30 minutes before meals and, if needed, before going to bed at night.
  • Consult your doctor, if you are above 60 years of age and taking domperidone for a long period of time.
  • Inform your doctor, if you are already taking medicines for fungal infections (ketoconazole) or antibiotics (e.g. gentamycin, erythromycin).

Related to Famotidine

  • Famotidine is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Famotidine before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Famotidine.
  • 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 Famotidine for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Famcool-D

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Now I am taking esomeprazole-40mg once in the morning in empty stomach. What is the best medicine in ayurveda for acidity?What should be best medicine in stead of allopathic?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
there are a lotbof medicines to cure acidity in Ayurveda. syrup smllapitta mishran 10 ml thrice before meal, and powder anago 1 spoon befre meal twice. Anago powder is my self prepared medicine and is very effective. follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk spicy oily food
I have acidity &lots of gases problemsI am waiting. Thanku
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take RABEKIND DSR twice daily 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for 4 weeksTab ZINCOVIT once daily after breakfast for 4 weeksSyrup ULGEL 10ml twice daily with meals for 2 weeks
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FAQs

Related to Domperidone
Q. What is Domperidone used for?
Domperidone is used for the treatment of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting as and when recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is Domperidone an over the counter drug?
Domperidone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription.
Q. Does Domperidone cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with the use of Domperidone. If you notice any abnormal weight gain while using Domperidone, please talk to your doctor.
Q. Does Domperidone raise the blood pressure?
The increase in blood pressure is generally not seen with the use of Domperidone. But if you experience an increase in blood pressure while using Domperidone, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Domperidone for morning sickness?
Domperidone is not indicated or recommended for treating morning sickness. Please consult your doctor if you plan to take any medicine for treating morning sickness.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with antibiotics?
The use of Domperidone with antibiotics like erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, spiramycin, and some antifungals is not recommended. Please consult your doctor before using any antibiotics with Domperidone.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with lansoprazole?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with lansoprazole as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen when they are taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with doxycycline?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with doxycycline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with doxycycline.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with omeprazole?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with citalopram?
The use of Domperidone with citalopram is not recommended as it may increase the underlying heart problems like prolonged QTc interval. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with amitriptyline?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with amitriptyline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with amitriptyline.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with amoxicillin?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with amoxicillin.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with paracetamol?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with tramadol?
Yes, Domperidone can be taken with tramadol as no drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with tramadol.
Q. Is Domperidone safe?
Yes. Domperidone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
Q. Is Domperidone used for motion sickness?
Domperidone is indicated for use in motion sickness. Please consult your doctor before using Domperidone for motion sickness as it must be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Domperidone an antibiotic?
No, Domperidone is not an antibiotic. Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).
Q. Does Domperidone cause drowsiness?
Drowsiness has been reported as one of the rare side effects with Domperidone. Please talk to your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness while taking Domperidone.
Q. Does Domperidone increase milk secretion?
Yes, Domperidone can increase milk secretion also known as galactorrhea. This is an uncommon side effect of Domperidone. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this side effect while taking this medicine.
Q. Does Domperidone cause bloating (gas)?
Domperidone can cause some uncommon gastrointestinal side effects like regurgitation, appetite disorder, and heartburn, diarrhoea. However, bloating (gas) has not been reported as a side effect with Domperidone.
Q. Does Domperidone cause hair loss?
Domperidone has not been reported to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair loss while taking Domperidone.
Q. Does Domperidone help to treat constipation?
Domperidone is not indicated to treat constipation. Please talk to your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does Domperidone cause heart problems?
Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heartbeat problem and heart attack. This risk may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking higher doses. The risk also increases when Domperidone is given together with other medicines. Please share your medical history with your doctor if you are prescribed Domperidone.
Q. Does Domperidone cause constipation?
Yes, Domperidone has been seen to cause constipation as a side effect.Consult your doctor if you experience excessive constipation while using Domperidone.
Q. Does Domperidone help to relieve bloating (gas)?
Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). It is not indicated to treat bloating (gas). Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with rabeprazole?
Domperidone can be safely taken with Rabeprazole as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Related to Famotidine
Q. How is Famotidine different from omeprazole?
Both Famotidine and omeprazole lower the acid production in your stomach but they belong to the different group of drugs. Studies have shown that omeprazole is more effective than Famotidine in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is Famotidine an antacid?
Famotidine belongs to the class of H2 receptor blockers which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. What is the difference between Famotidine and pantoprazole?
Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. How is Famotidine different from cimetidine?
Both Famotidine and cimetidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. However, Famotidine is longer acting, more efficacious, and has very less side effects when compared to cimetidine.
Q. Is Famotidine safe to use?
Famotidine is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, drowsiness, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Famotidine with ibuprofen?
Famotidine can be taken with ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can cause stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. Drugs like Famotidine are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by ibuprofen.
Q. Would there be a change in the dose of Famotidine in patients undergoing dialysis?
Yes, there could be a change in the dose of Famotidine in patients undergoing dialysis. In patients with severe renal failure, a lower dose of Famotidine is recommended. However, patients who undergo dialysis do not need to add a dose even if there is a considerable variation in the clearance of the drug from the body in these patients.
Q. Can I take Famotidine with aspirin?
Aspirin can be taken with Famotidine. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. On the other hand, drugs like Famotidine are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
Q. Why does Famotidine cause dizziness?
Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with the use of Famotidine. The exact mechanism of this is not known. However, it is suggested to block H2 receptor located in some brain areas (cerebral cortex and corpus striatum) which can lead to dizziness. Do not drive or use any machinery in case you feel dizzy while taking Famotidine.
Q. What is the role of Famotidine before surgery?
Famotidine is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the stomach acid secretion so that stomach acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery.
Q. Can I take Famotidine with ranitidine?
Both Famotidine and ranitidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. They are not used together as they have a similar action and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.
Q. What is the role of Famotidine in critically ill patients?
Famotidine may be used in critically ill patients to decrease stomach acid secretion and lower the risk of acid aspiration into the lungs. It also helps in decreasing stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients.
Q. What is the difference between Famotidine and esomeprazole?
Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Esomeprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to Famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Famotidine an over the counter product?
Famotidine is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine and is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Famotidine?
Famotidine is not seen to be associated with any withdrawal symptoms. In treatment-withdrawal studies of Famotidine, no significant withdrawal symptoms were observed after discontinuing the medication.
Q. Why is Famotidine added to total parenteral nutrition?
Patients on total parenteral nutrition are prone to increased secretion of stomach acid in the absence of food. H2 receptor blockers like Famotidine is given in these patients to decrease acid secretion and prevent gastric ulcers.
Q. What are the side effects of Famotidine seen in infants?
Irritability, lethargy, diarrhea, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with the use of Famotidine in infants (children less than 1 year of age).
Q. Why is Famotidine used in cancer patients?
Famotidine may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can lower stomach acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration and lower the risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. According to some studies, Famotidine can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
Q. When does Famotidine expire?
Yes, Famotidine does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Famotidine after the expiry date.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Famotidine with Lansoprazole?
Both Famotidine and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can take Famotidine initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as pantoprazole may take a few days to show its effect and help in relieving symptoms.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Famotidine with Pantoprazole?
Both Famotidine and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Famotidine initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as omeprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.
Q. Does Famotidine use cause hair loss?
No, use of Famotidine is not seen to cause hair loss. Some common side effects associated with its use includes a headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, drowsiness, and constipation.
Q. What are the side effects of Famotidine in elderly?
No specific studies have been done to study the use of Famotidine in elderly. Headache, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with its use. Elderly patients are more prone to have kidney related problems and so a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. Is it safe to take Famotidine with Tramadol?
Yes Famotidine can be taken with Tramadol. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Famotidine with Ciprofloxacin?
Famotidine and Ciprofloxacin can be taken together. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famotidine is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Famotidine with Azithromycin?
Famotidine and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famotidine is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Famotidine with Doxycyclin?
Famotidine and Doxycyclin can be taken together. Doxycyclin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famotidine is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jul 2018.
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