FAMOCID 40MG

8.00

14 tablets in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Famotidine (40mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Famocid 40 Tablet is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease and some other rare conditions.

Famocid 40 Tablet is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn caused due to the use of painkillers. It must be swallowed whole with water before or after a meal. The medicine must be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. If the symptoms persist or get worse even after 14 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to take this medicine in severe stomach disease. You can help the medicine work better by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or oily foods.

Most people who take Famocid 40 Tablet do not have any side effects but the most common ones include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea and constipation. If you do get a side effect, it is usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach and make your symptoms worse.

USES OF FAMOCID TABLET

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
  • Peptic ulcer disease

SIDE EFFECTS OF FAMOCID TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Famocid

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

HOW TO USE FAMOCID TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Famocid 40 Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW FAMOCID TABLET WORKS

Famocid 40 Tablet is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Famocid 40 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Famocid 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Famocid 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famocid 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famocid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Famocid 40 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FAMOCID TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Famocid 40 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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