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Composition for POLYFAM

Famotidine(10 mg)

food interaction for POLYFAM

alcohol interaction for POLYFAM

pregnancy interaction for POLYFAM

lactation interaction for POLYFAM

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Polyfam 10mg tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Polyfam 10mg tablet.
Polyfam 10mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Polyfam 10mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Famotidine(10 mg)


Polyfam 10mg tablet either alone or in combination with some other drugs is used for short term relief from heartburn, upset or sour stomach, indigestion and acidity (GERD; gastro esophageal reflux disease) and gastric ulcers.

How it works

Polyfam 10mg tablet belongs to a class of medication call H2 blockers. It acts by preventing release of excess acid by the stomach thus treating the above mentioned conditions. 

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Bruise, Bleeding, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Discoloration of urine, Dizziness, Nausea, Fatigue, Headache, Altered heart rate, Impotence, Infection, Muscle disorder, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea


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Frequently asked questions for POLYFAM


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.

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)