Famocid 20mg Tablet
Famocid 20 MG Tablet is a very effective medicine to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach. This medicine should be taken 60 minutes before food. Monitoring of kidney function and central nervous system effects are necessary.
Famocid Tablet Uses
Famocid Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Gastric ulcers
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal gas
- Stomach ache
Side effects of Famocid Tablet
- Muscle pain
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. It is better to take Famocid 20mg Tablet with food.
How Famocid Tablet works
Famocid 20mg tablet is an H2 blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Expert advice for Famocid Tablet
- Famocid is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
- Take Famocid before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
- If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Famocid.
- Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Famocid for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
If you miss a dose of Famotidine, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Famocid 20mg Tablet
Q. How is Famocid different from omeprazole?
Both Famocid and omeprazole lower the acid production in your stomach but they belong to the different group of drugs. Studies have shown that omeprazole is more effective than Famocid in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is Famocid an antacid?
Famocid belongs to the class of H2 receptor blockers which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. What is the difference between Famocid and pantoprazole?
Famocid is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. How is Famocid different from cimetidine?
Both Famocid and cimetidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. However, Famocid is longer acting, more efficacious, and has very less side effects when compared to cimetidine.
Q. Is Famocid safe to use?
Famocid is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, drowsiness, and constipation.
Q. Can I take Famocid with ibuprofen?
Famocid can be taken with ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can cause stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. Drugs like Famocid are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by ibuprofen.
Q. Would there be a change in the dose of Famocid in patients undergoing dialysis?
Yes, there could be a change in the dose of Famocid in patients undergoing dialysis. In patients with severe renal failure, a lower dose of Famocid is recommended. However, patients who undergo dialysis do not need to add a dose even if there is a considerable variation in the clearance of the drug from the body in these patients.
Q. Can I take Famocid with aspirin?
Aspirin can be taken with Famocid. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. On the other hand, drugs like Famocid are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.