Famochew Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Famochew Tablet

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Uses of Famotidine

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

Common

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

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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 Famochew Tablet works

Famotidine is an H2 blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
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Uses of Calcium

Calcium is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Calcium

Common

Kidney stone, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Nausea, Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Abnormal heart rhythm.

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How to use Calcium

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 Famochew Tablet works

Calcium provides essential nutrients.
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Uses of Magnesium

Dietary supplement and hypomagnesaemia.
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Side effects of Magnesium

Common

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Watery diarrhoea, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Gastrointestinal discomfort, Decreased blood pressure, Rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting.

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How to use Magnesium

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 Famochew Tablet works

Magnesium provides essential nutrients.

In Depth Information on Famochew Tablet

Expert advice for 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.

Expert advice for Calcium

Do not start or continue calcium preparations (calcium salts) and consult your doctor: 
  • If you have higher than normal levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria).
  • If you have kidney stones.
  • If you have mild to moderate problems with your kidneys.
  • If you have an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism).
  • If you have thinning or weakening of bones (osteoporosis) caused by immobility or tumors.
Warnings
Special precautions for Famochew Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Famochew Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Famochew Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Famochew Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famochew Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Famochew Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liv
er disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Famochew Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Famochew Tablet

Frequently asked questions for 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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Frequently asked questions for Calcium

Q. Is Calcium tablet/ Calcium sandoz good to take?
Yes, Calcium tablet/ supplement is good if you take it for approved indications, in recommended dosage. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Calcium with Forteo?
Yes, you can take Calcium with Forteo if it is recommended by your doctor. Forteo (teriparatide) is a man-made form of a hormone and used to treat thinning or weakening of the bone (osteoporosis). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. What can I take for Calcium in Calcium deficiency?
Adequate dietary intake and/ or Calcium supplement is recommended in patients with Calcium deficiency. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of any Calcium supplement
Q. Can I take Calcium with milk?
Milk is one of the richest sources of Calcium. Yes, patient can take Calcium supplement with milk
Q. Can I take calcium with iron/ does calcium inhibit iron absorption?
No, iron supplement should not be taken with calcium supplements, as they interact to form non-absorbable complexes. They, however, can be taken at interval of 1 to 2 hours between them. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use when indicated together
Q. Can I take calcium with vitamin C?
There has been no study to prove interaction between Vitamin C and calcium. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Calcium with coffee/ tea?
No, coffee/ tea can reduce the absorption of Calcium in the body
Q. Can I take calcium with magnesium?
No, patient should avoid concomitant administration of calcium along with magnesium. There could be increase in urinary calcium excretion when calcium is given along with magnesium. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take calcium with vitamin D?
Yes, calcium can be taken with vitamin D. It helps in absorption of calcium in the body
Q. Can I take calcium with metformin?
There has been no study that proved interaction between calcium and metformin. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Calcium with Synthroid?
You should avoid concomitant use of Calcium and Synthroid within 4 hours. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Calcium with other supplements?
You should consult your doctor regarding use of other supplement along with Calcium
Q. Does Calcium help in weight loss/weight gain?
The results from the studies conducted do not report the role of Calcium in weight loss or increase in weight. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does Calcium increase height/blood pressure?
No study has been reported on role of Calcium in height gain or increase or decrease in blood pressure. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does Calcium tablet cause kidney stones?
Yes, Calcium supplement may cause kidney stones if taken at larger dose or for prolonged duration. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Does Calcium cause constipation?
Yes, use of Calcium may cause constipation. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
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