Fam 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.
Q. How long does it take for Fam 20mg Tablet to start working?
Fam 20mg Tablet starts working as fast as within 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.
Q. What is the difference between Fam 20mg Tablet and Omeprazole?
Fam 20mg Tablet and Omeprazole belong to different groups of medicines. While Fam 20mg Tablet belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. Both these medicines work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to relieve the symptoms and allow healing.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Fam 20mg Tablet?
Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Fam 20mg Tablet. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Fam 20mg Tablet?
Fam 20mg Tablet may have some serious side effects, but these are rare. These side effects may include hives, skin rash, itching, hoarseness and difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Another serious symptom may be swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Inform your doctor in case you notice any of the mentioned symptoms.
Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Fam 20mg Tablet?
Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.
Q. Is Fam 20mg Tablet safe for long-term use?
There is limited data available on whether Fam 20mg Tablet can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Fam 20mg Tablet for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.