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Famocid 40 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Famocid 40 Tablet is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease and some other rare conditions.

Famocid 40 Tablet is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn caused due to the use of painkillers. It must be swallowed whole with water before or after a meal. The medicine must be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. If the symptoms persist or get worse even after 14 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to take this medicine in severe stomach disease. You can help the medicine work better by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or oily foods.

Most people who take Famocid 40 Tablet do not have any side effects but the most common ones include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea and constipation. If you do get a side effect, it is usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Famocid Tablet

Side effects of Famocid Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Famocid

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

How to use Famocid Tablet

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. Famocid 40 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Famocid Tablet works

Famocid 40 Tablet is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Famocid 40 Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Famocid 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Famocid 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famocid 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Famocid 40 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Famocid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Famocid 40 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Famocid 40 Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Famocid 40 Tablet.
  • 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 Famocid 40 Tablet for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thiazoles Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Famocid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I have Cronic gastric problem and a lot of stifness in neck and shoulder and acid reflux also
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Famocid 20 1 tab bd x 10 days and get yourself examined in clinic
Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Famocid empty stomach?

Famocid may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.

Q. How long does it take for Famocid to start working?

Famocid starts working as fast as within 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.

Q. What is the difference between Famocid and Omeprazole?

Famocid and Omeprazole belong to different groups of medicines. While Famocid belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. Both these medicines work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to relieve the symptoms and allow healing.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Famocid?

Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Famocid. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Famocid?

Famocid may have some serious side effects, but these are rare. These side effects may include hives, skin rash, itching, hoarseness and difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Another serious symptom may be swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Inform your doctor in case you notice any of the mentioned symptoms.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Famocid?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. Is Famocid safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Famocid can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Famocid for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

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References

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