Famowal 40mg Tablet

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Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Famowal 40mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
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Alcohol
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Kidney
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₹0.25/Tablet
14 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Famowal Tablet

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Uses of Famowal Tablet

Famowal 40mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers and Stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Famowal Tablet

Common

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

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How to use Famowal 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. It is better to take Famowal 40mg Tablet with food.

How Famowal Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Famowal Tablet

Expert advice for Famowal Tablet

  • Famowal is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Famowal 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 Famowal.
  • 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 Famowal 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Famowal 40mg Tablet
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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
PROBABLY SAFE
Famowal 40mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Famowal 40mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Famowal 40mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

It may affect your ability to drive or operate a machinery in case you experience drowsiness or dizziness.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Famowal 40mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild renal disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
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Liver
SAFE
Famowal 40mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver di
sease. No dose adjustment of Famowal 40mg Tablet is recommended.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Nevir 200mg Tablet, Nevimune 200mg Tablet, Onabet Powder, Vozuca 0.2mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Famotidine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Famowal 40mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Famotidine

Q. How is Famowal different from omeprazole?
Both Famowal 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 Famowal in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Famowal 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 Famowal and pantoprazole?
Famowal 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 Famowal different from cimetidine?
Both Famowal and cimetidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. However, Famowal is longer acting, more efficacious, and has very less side effects when compared to cimetidine.
Famowal 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 Famowal with ibuprofen?
Famowal 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 Famowal are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by ibuprofen.
Yes, there could be a change in the dose of Famowal in patients undergoing dialysis. In patients with severe renal failure, a lower dose of Famowal 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 Famowal with aspirin?
Aspirin can be taken with Famowal. 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 Famowal are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with the use of Famowal. 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 Famowal.
Famowal 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 Famowal with ranitidine?
Both Famowal 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.
Famowal 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 Famowal and esomeprazole?
Famowal is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Esomeprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to Famowal and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Famowal is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine and is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Famowal is not seen to be associated with any withdrawal symptoms. In treatment-withdrawal studies of Famowal, no significant withdrawal symptoms were observed after discontinuing the medication.
Patients on total parenteral nutrition are prone to increased secretion of stomach acid in the absence of food. H2 receptor blockers like Famowal is given in these patients to decrease acid secretion and prevent gastric ulcers.
Irritability, lethargy, diarrhea, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with the use of Famowal in infants (children less than 1 year of age).
Famowal 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, Famowal can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
Yes, Famowal does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Famowal after the expiry date.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Famowal with Lansoprazole?
Both Famowal and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can take Famowal 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 Famowal with Pantoprazole?
Both Famowal and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Famowal initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as omeprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.
No, use of Famowal 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.
No specific studies have been done to study the use of Famowal 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 Famowal with Tramadol?
Yes Famowal 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 Famowal with Ciprofloxacin?
Famowal and Ciprofloxacin can be taken together. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famowal 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 Famowal with Azithromycin?
Famowal and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famowal 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 Famowal with Doxycyclin?
Famowal and Doxycyclin can be taken together. Doxycyclin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Famowal 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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