FAMOGEN TABLET

₹63.00
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SKU
FAM0035
 
Manufacturer : DUR-DURAM PH
Composition : FAMOTIDINE-20MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FAMOGEN TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
Drug Ingredient Information
FAMOTIDINE-20MG

FAMOTIDINE

Information for patients
Drug Information Famotidine contains a medicine called famotidine (either 20 mg or 40 mg). This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘H2-blockers’. Famotidine works by lowering the amount of acid you produce in your stomach.Famotidine is used for: •preventing ulcers in your stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first part of your intestine (duodenal ulcer) •healing ulcers and to give you relief from symptoms. Famotidine may also be used to lower the chance that your duodenal ulcer will come back •treating ‘gastro-oesophageal reflux disease’ (GORD) caused by stomach acid and food from your stomach going back up into your food pipe (oesophagus), or for preventing the symptoms from coming back •‘Zollinger-Ellison syndrome’ where your stomach produces too much acid.Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about this.
Drug Alert
Alert •you have ever had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient of this medicine. •you have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar medicine •you are or think you may be pregnant •you are planning to become pregnant •you are breast-feeding. Do not take Famotidine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Famotidine.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •you have ever had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient of this medicine. •you have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar medicine •you are or think you may be pregnant •you are planning to become pregnant •you are breast-feeding. Do not take Famotidine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Famotidine.
Drug Special Care Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if you have kidney problems.Your doctor may check your blood count and liver function, if you have been taking high dose of Famotidine for a long time.It is important that you do not suddenly stop taking Famotidine without talking to your doctor if you have had ulcer disease for a long time
Drug Drug Interactions •probenecid, used for gout or arthritis caused by gout •itraconazole or ketoconazole, used for fungal infections •atazanavir, used for treatment of HIV infection •antacids, used for treatment of heartburn or acid indigestion •sucralfate, used for treatment of ulcers.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction
Drug Breast feeding Interaction
Drug Machinery Interaction Some patients have experienced adverse reactions such as dizziness and headache while taking Famotidine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you see how Famotidine affects you and whether you experience these symptoms.
Drug More Information Famotidine should not be used in children.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty •Treatment: One 40 mg tablet at night, for 4 to 8 weeks. This may change depending on how you respond to the treatment. •Prevention: One 20 mg tablet at night. For ‘gastro-oesophageal reflux disease’ (GORD) •Prevention of mild symptoms: One 20 mg tablet in the morning and one 20mg tablet at night. •Treatment of mild symptoms: One 20 mg tablet in the morning and one 20mg tablet at night, for 6 to 12 weeks. •Treatment of more severe symptoms: One 40 mg tablet in the morning and one 40mg tablet at night, for 6 to 12 weeks. For ‘Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome’ •One 20 mg tablet every six hours. •Some patients may need higher doses for this condition.
Drug Dose •Swallow the tablet with water •Do not take more or less than your doctor has prescribed •\You should keep taking the for as long as your doctor has asked, even though you may feel better very quickly. •It is important that you do not stop taking the without talking to your doctor.
Excess Drug Consumption •Please contact your doctor immediately
Forgot Drug Consumption •Do not take an extra dose. Take the normal amount of Famotidine the next time you are due to take a dose.If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Stop Drug Consumption
Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects headache, dizziness constipation, diarrhea
Rare Drug Side Effects •swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat (with difficulty in breathing or swallowing) •hives dry mouth, changes in taste feeling sick, vomiting mild stomach (abdominal) pain or bloating rash loss of appetite feeling tired itching
Very Rare Drug Side Effects wheezing or difficulty swallowing feeling depressed, anxious, agitated, confused or seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations) and disorientation. These usually go away after stopping Famotidine difficulty sleeping seizures in people with kidney problems tingling feeling or numbness less desire to have sex severe skin reactions known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/or toxic epidermal necrolysis slow or irregular heart beat pneumonia (sometimes severe), painful joints, muscle cramps yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, (jaundice) abnormal liver blood tests lowered blood-cell counts (usually seen in a blood test) hair loss being unable to have an erection (impotence)
Drug Side Effects Symptoms breast enlargement in men (although this may not have been caused by Famotidine)
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep your out of the reach and sight of children.Do not store your above 25°C. Keep them in the original package.If you have been given a calendar pack, do not remove the from the blister until you are ready to take the medicine.Do not use Famotidine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after the letters EXP.The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment

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