FAMOCID 40 mg 14 Tablets

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name: 

SUN PHARMA LABORATORIES LTD

 

Drug classification: 

H2 blockers

 

What is this used for:

  • Helps prevent and treat heartburn due to acid indigestion
  • Acidity
  • Severe gastritis 
  • active duodenal ulcer.  
  • active gastric ulcer. 

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity  and other H2 receptor antagonists
  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease;
  • Cancer stomach; or
  • Long QT syndrome 

 

How should i take the medicine:

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.

 

Side effects

 

Common:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fussiness 


Less common:

  • Skin rash
  • Itching


Rare:

  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing


Pregnancy warning:  Category B

Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

 

Aspirin: Unknown

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

Ciprofloxacin: Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a relatively rare side effect. If you experience any signs and symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitation then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Duloxetine: Minor

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.


Ibuprofen: Minor

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.


Prednisone: Unknown

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.


Ranitidine: Unknown

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions: N/A.

 

Expert Advice:.

 

  1. Food instruction: As directed by the doctor
  2. Report any side effects like nausea, vomiting, etc.experienced immediately to the doctor.
  3. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Over dose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). 


References:

Drugs H. Famotidine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 6 November 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a687011.html


[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 6 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/019462s039lbl.pdf



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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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