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Composition FOR FAMOCID

Famotidine(40 mg)

food interaction for FAMOCID

alcohol interaction for FAMOCID

pregnancy interaction for FAMOCID

lactation interaction for FAMOCID

medicine interaction for FAMOCID

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Famocid 40 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
Famocid 40 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
Famocid 40 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FAMOCID

    Famotidine(40 mg)

    Uses

    Famocid 40 mg tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

    How it works

    Famocid 40 mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR FAMOCID 40 MG TABLET

    Patients taking FAMOCID 40 MG TABLET

    • 87%
      Once A Day
    • 10%
      Twice A Day
    • 2%
      Thrice A Day
    • 1%
      Twice A Week

    SUBSTITUTES FOR FAMOCID

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      Rs. 0.28/tablet
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      Rs. 0.38/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 5.35
      save 14% more per tablet
    • FAMOLET 40MG GELATIN COATED TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Universal Drug House Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 2.07/tablet
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      Rs. 29
      pay 364% more per tablet
    • FAMONEXT 40 MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.39/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 5.45
      save 13% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR FAMOCID

    • 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 taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Famotidine.
    • Avoid drinking 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. You may require a lesser dose of Famotidine.

    Frequently asked questions FOR FAMOCID

    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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    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FAMOCID 40 MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    85%
    Not effective
    10%
    Can't say
    5%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    No
    91%
    Yes
    9%

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