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FAMDON 10MG/20MG TABLET

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Composition for FAMDON

Domperidone(10 mg),Famotidine(20 mg)

food interaction for FAMDON

alcohol interaction for FAMDON

pregnancy interaction for FAMDON

lactation interaction for FAMDON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Famdon 10mg/20mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Famdon 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Famdon 10mg/20mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FAMDON

Domperidone(10 mg)

Uses

Domperidone is used in the treatment of heartburn and vomiting.

How it works

Domperidone indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Abnormal heart rhythm, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Irritation, Loss of libido
Famotidine(20 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Famotidine lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Bruise, Bleeding, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Discoloration of urine, Dizziness, Nausea, Fatigue, Headache, Altered heart rate, Impotence, Infection, Muscle disorder, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for FAMDON

  • 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).

Frequently asked questions for FAMDON

Domperidone

Q.What is Domperidone/ domstal used for and how long can I take it?
Domperidone (also known as domstal) is used for the treatment of short-term (upto 48 hours) and long-term (upto 2 weeks) problems of nausea, vomiting, belching, gas, heartburn and bloating (not to be confused as laxative, steroid or antacid). Always take the drug exactly as your doctor has told you to

Q.Is domperidone an over the counter drug?
No, domperidone is not an OTC drug and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription

Q.Can I take domperidone with citalopram?
Domperidone may increase the sedative effect of citalopram and may interact with other drugs like antibiotics, pain-killers or anti-fungals. Consult your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines

Q.Does domperidone cause weight-gain?
No. Domperidone does not cause weight-gain. If you notice an abnormal weight-gain, visit your doctor

Q.Does domperidone raise the blood pressure or cause depression?
These effects are generally not seen with use of domperidone. But if you are experiencing these side effects, please consult your doctor.

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

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 01 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)