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Fampep 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Fampep 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Fampep 20mg Tablet

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3.58
₹0.26/Tablet
14 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Fampep Tablet

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Uses of Fampep Tablet

Fampep 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.
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Fampep Tablet side effects

Common

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

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How to use Fampep 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. Fampep 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Fampep Tablet works

Fampep 20mg Tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Fampep Tablet

Expert advice for Fampep Tablet

  • Fampep is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Fampep 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 Fampep.
  • 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 Fampep 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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Fampep Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Fampep Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Fampep 20mg 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.
Lactation
Fampep 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fampep 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fampep 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fampep 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Fampep 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fampep 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fampep Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Fampep 20mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Fampep Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Famotidine

Q. How is Fampep different from omeprazole?
Both Fampep 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 Fampep in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Fampep 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 Fampep and pantoprazole?
Fampep 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 Fampep different from cimetidine?
Both Fampep and cimetidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. However, Fampep is longer acting, more efficacious, and has very less side effects when compared to cimetidine.
Fampep 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 Fampep with ibuprofen?
Fampep 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 Fampep are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by ibuprofen.
Yes, there could be a change in the dose of Fampep in patients undergoing dialysis. In patients with severe renal failure, a lower dose of Fampep 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 Fampep with aspirin?
Aspirin can be taken with Fampep. 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 Fampep are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with the use of Fampep. 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 Fampep.
Fampep 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 Fampep with ranitidine?
Both Fampep 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.
Fampep 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 Fampep and esomeprazole?
Fampep is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Esomeprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to Fampep and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Fampep is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine and is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Fampep is not seen to be associated with any withdrawal symptoms. In treatment-withdrawal studies of Fampep, 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 Fampep 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 Fampep in infants (children less than 1 year of age).
Fampep 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, Fampep can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
Yes, Fampep does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Fampep after the expiry date.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Fampep with Lansoprazole?
Both Fampep and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can take Fampep 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 Fampep with Pantoprazole?
Both Fampep and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Fampep 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 Fampep 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 Fampep 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 Fampep with Tramadol?
Yes Fampep 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 Fampep with Ciprofloxacin?
Fampep and Ciprofloxacin can be taken together. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Fampep 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 Fampep with Azithromycin?
Fampep and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Fampep 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 Fampep with Doxycyclin?
Fampep and Doxycyclin can be taken together. Doxycyclin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Fampep 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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Taking Fampep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Fampep with Nevirapine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Nevirapine: Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir, Nevirex, Neviretro
Fampep with Efavirenz
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Efavirenz: Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat, Efferven, Efcure, Viranz, Efavir
Fampep with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Fampep with Acarbose
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Disorb, Gludase, AC Z, Glubose, K Carb, Glucar, Glucarb, Glucobay, Rebose, Karbocheck, Acarex, Lysibay
Fampep with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Terbicide, Tinazen, Zygter, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit, Tinafine, Phyte, Tebisure
Fampep with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral
Fampep with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Fampep with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: PV 6, Oraloz Mpt
Fampep with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Fampep with Miglitol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Glock, Glybloc, Mignar, Misobit, Euglitol
Fampep with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Fampep with Glipizide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Glipizide: Glyson, Lipi, Glynase, Glytop, Glucotrol, Glez, Diacon, Glibetic, Glyzip, Aviglip, Gluconil
Fampep with Glibenclamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Glibenclamide: D Con, Semi Daonil, Daonil, Semi-Euglucon, Aviglen, Glybovin, Gliconil, Diabetnil, Getrol, Glucosafe, Semi Codica
Fampep with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Fampep with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Fampep with Fosphenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Fampep with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Rastinon
Fampep with Phenindione
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Fampep with Cyclosporine
MODERATE
Fampep with Warfarin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf
Fampep with Voriconazole
MINOR
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu, Voritrol, Vfend, Vorizef, Vorier, Verz
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