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Famotidine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Apr 02, 2011
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Information about Famotidine

Generic Name : Famotidine
Pronunciation : fa moe' ti deen
Latest prescription information about Famotidine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Famotidine

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Why is Famotidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a histamine (H2-receptor antagonist), prescribed for ulcer.  It works by decreasing the amount of stomach acid.
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When should Famotidine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Famotidine?

PO- Adult- The recommended dose is 40mg/day.
Child- The recommended dose is 0.5 mg/kg/day at bedtime.

How should Famotidine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Famotidine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Famotidine?

   Body as a whole : Fever and fatigue.
   Heart : Palpitations and abnormal heart beat.
   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, nausea, jaundice, elevated liver enzymes level, abdominal discomfort and dry mouth.
   Blood : Decreased white blood cells and platelets count.
   Hypersensitivity : Rash and swelling.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps and muscle pain.
   Central Nervous system : Confusion, seizures, hallucinations, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
   Skin : Acne, dry and itchy skin.
   Eye and ENT : Ringing in the ear and taste disorder.

What are the other precautions for Famotidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Famotidine?

Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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shanique, Singapore

Can I eat fruits like prune after taking this medicine?

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