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|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
Famocid40 mg is an acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers primarily. It is also used to treat conditions characterized by excessive acid production in the stomach like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Famotidine may be given to people who have gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD and other conditions in which the stomach acid flows into the esophagus and causes heartburn. Famocid 40 mg tablets contain Famotidine, a histamine-2 blocker drug and belongs to a family of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. This drug functions by lowering the natural production of acid in the stomach. The medicine is available as various brands across the globe, some of which are Pepcid and Famocid (Sun Pharma) .
Take Famocid 40 mg in the dose and duration provided by your doctor. The medicine is available in the form of a tablet, swallow the tablet with water without chewing or crushing it. Prefer taking it with food to avoid further complications. You must not take Famotidine (Pepcid, Famocid) if you are allergic to it or other similar drugs like ranitidine, cimetidine, or nizatidine. You must also not take these similar medications along with Famotidine unless your doctor advises you to do so. You may be advised some diet restrictions along with Famotidine. Choosing a proper diet is the key to adequate effectiveness of this medication.
Before taking Famotidine 40 mg, acid-reducing medication be careful of following all the precautions mentioned by your doctor. Your doctor may need to decide if it is safe for you to take Famotidine if you have any of these conditions: liver or kidney disease, a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome, stomach cancer, asthma, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), or breathing problems. Initial symptoms of heart attack are often misunderstood as heartburn. Get immediate and urgent medical attention if you have chest pain with pain advancing to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
Here are the things and activities to avoid while taking Famocid 40 mg
- Alcohol consumption while taking Famotidine (Pepcid, Famocid) may worsen your condition, so avoid alcohol. Also avoid other acid reducers like cimetidine, nizatidine, ranitidine, or others unless or otherwise advised by your doctor.
- Famotidine 40 mg may lead to dizziness which can impact some activities that require a high level of attention and alertness like driving. So be careful while indulging in such activities.
- These drugs can interact with Famotidine: atazanavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, aspirin or other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, or others. The drugs mentioned thus are not all the possible drugs that can interact with Famotidine. There may be others as well. Share the list of all type of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.
Common side effects of Famocid 40 mg are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, muscle cramps, or joint pain. These are not the only side effects of Famotidine. There may be others. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any severe side effects or if your condition worsens after taking Famotidine.