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FAMPEP 40MG TABLET

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Composition FOR FAMPEP

Famotidine(40 mg)

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

    Famotidine(40 mg)

    Uses

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

    How it works

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

    Common side effects

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

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    Expert advice FOR FAMPEP

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR FAMPEP

    Famotidine

    Q.

    Why is famotidine added to total parenteral nutrition?
    Patients on total parenteral nutrition are prone to increased secretion of gastric acid which in the absence of food and may cause ulcers. H2 receptor antagonists like famotidine are given in these patients to reduce acid secretion and to prevent resultant ulcers.

    Q.

    Why is famotidine used in cancer patients?
    Famotidine may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can be used to reduce gastric ulceration and bleeding, reduce acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration. Some studies also show evidence that famotidine can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and thus can be helpful in the treatment of cancer. However, all the patients should be very careful.

    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 fewer side effects when compared to cimetidine.

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    What is the best time to take famotidine?
    The best time to take famotidine when given once a day is before going to bed, as it is very effective in reducing the night time acid secretion. If you are asked to take this medicine twice daily, then it can be taken once in the morning and other in the evening.

    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.

    Can I take famotidine with ibuprofen?
    Famotidine can be taken with ibuprofen as no harmul effects have been seen when they are used together. Ibuprofen is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) and you should be careful while taking NSAIDs as they are strong gastric acid stimulators and would increase the gastric acid secretion and further worsen your underlying condition.

    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 does famotidine cause dizziness?
    Dizziness is seen in >1% pf patients who use famotidine. The exact mechanism of how famotidine causes dizziness is not known. However, the suggested mechanism is through blockade of H2 receptor located in the brain (cerebral cortex and corpus striatum). Do not drive or use any machinery in case you feel dizzy while taking famotidine.

    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 rather using them together can increase the risk of side effects.

    Q.

    When does famotidine start working?
    When taken orally, famotidine is rapidly and incompletely absorbed and it starts working in approximately 1-3 hours and when to give intravenous, it starts working in 30 minutes and the effect stays for 10-12 hours.

    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.

    Is famotidine safe?
    Famotidine is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

    Q.

    Is famotidine an over the counter product?
    Famotidine is available as an over the counter (OTC) product.

    Q.

    Can I take famotidine with aspirin?
    Famotidine can be taken with aspirin as no harmful effects have been seen when they are used together. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) and you should be careful while taking NSAIDs as they are strong gastric acid stimulators and would increase the gastric acid secretion and further worsen your underlying condition.

    Q.

    Where and how is famotidine absorbed and metabolized?
    Famotidine is absorbed from the intestine and is metabolized in the liver where it gets degraded to an inactive sulfoxide metabolite.

    Q.

    What are the side effects of intravenous famotidine?
    A headache, dizziness, diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the adverse effects reported with the use of intravenous famotidine.

    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 omeprazole after the expiry date.

    Q.

    What is the role of famotidine in critically ill patients?
    Famotidine may be used in critically ill patients to reduce the risk of acute gastrointestinal bleeding and ulceration.

    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.

    Is famotidine better than ranitidine?
    The doctor may prescribe either to you based on your symptoms. Please follow the instructions of your doctor.

    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.

    What are the side effects of famotidine in elderly?
    A headache and dizziness are common side effects reported with famotidine use. Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the other adverse effects reported.

    Q.

    Would there be a change in the dose of famotidine in patients undergoing dialysis?
    In patients with severe renal failure, a lowering of a dose of famotidine to one-third is recommended, however, patients who undergo dialysis do not need a dose supplementation even if there is a considerable variation in the clearance of the drug from the body in these patients.

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