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TOPCID 40MG TABLET

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Composition FOR TOPCID 40mg tablet

Famotidine(40mg)

food interaction for TOPCID tablet

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

    Famotidine(40mg)

    Topcid tablet uses

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

    How topcid tablet works

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

    Common side effects of topcid tablet

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR TOPCID 40MG TABLET

    Patients taking TOPCID 40MG TABLET

    • 80%
      Once A Day
    • 16%
      Twice A Day
    • 2%
      Twice A Week
    • 2%
      Thrice A Day
    • 1%
      Thrice A week

    SUBSTITUTES FOR TOPCID tablet

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    • FAMOCID 40MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 0.45/tablet
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      Rs. 6.25
      pay 4% more per tablet
    • FADINE 40MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 0.28/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 3.86
      save 36% more per tablet
    • FACID 40MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.38/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 5.35
      save 11% more per tablet
    • FAMOLET 40MG GELATIN COATED TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Universal Drug House Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 2.07/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 29
      pay 383% more per tablet
    • FAMONEXT 40MG TABLET
      (14 tablets in strip)
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.39/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 5.45
      save 9% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR TOPCID tablet

    • 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 TOPCID 40mg tablet

    Famotidine

    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. 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.
    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.
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    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 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 famotidine with aspirin?
    Famotidine can be taken with aspirin as no harmful effects have been seen when they are used together. However, aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which are strong gastric acid stimulators and can worsen your underlying condition by increasing gastric acid secretion.
    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. What is the role of famotidine before surgery?
    Famotidine is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the gastric acid secretion so that gastric acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery.
    Q. What are the side effects of intravenous famotidine?
    Headache, dizziness, diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with the use of intravenous famotidine.
    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 given intravenous, it starts working in 30 minutes and the effect stays for 10-12 hours.
    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 and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.
    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, ulceration and gastric acid secretion, so as to further prevent the risk of acid aspiration.
    Q. 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. 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?
    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. Is famotidine an over the counter product?
    Famotidine is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine and is available when prescribed by a doctor.
    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. Why is famotidine added to total parenteral nutrition?
    Patients on total parenteral nutrition are prone to increased secretion of gastric acid in the absence of food. H2 receptor blockers like famotidine is given in these patients to reduce acid secretion and to prevent gastric ulcers.
    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 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 is famotidine used in cancer patients?
    Famotidine may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can be used to reduce gastric ulceration, bleeding and gastric 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 can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
    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.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TOPCID 40MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    69%
    Moderately effective
    19%
    Not effective
    13%

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