FAMOTIDINE

Product: 
FAMOTIDINE
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Gastrointestinal Tract
Sub Group: 
Hyper Acidity,Reflux,Ulcers
International Brand Name: 
Pepcidine,Pepcid
Dosages: 
20 MG/40 mg
Unit of Packing: 
Tablets
In treatment of: 
Benign Gastric & Duodenal Ulceration
Adverse Effects: 
1.Headache 2.Dizziness 3.Constipation 4.Diarrhoea 5.Nausea 6.Vertigo 7.Confusion 8.Rash 9.Thrombocytopenia 10.Leukopenia
Contraiindication: 
1. Hypersensitivity to Famotidine
Special Precaution: 
1.Hepatic impairment 2.Renal impairment 3.Acute Porphyria
Interaction: 
Antacids: Bioavailability of Famotidine slightly decreased, hence antacids in small doses can be given concomitantly.
Servings: 
Adult: 40mg / day Duodenal ulcer, benign gastric ulcer: 40 mg /day as single dose at bed time or in 2 divided dose (morning and bed time) for 1 - 2 months. Maintenance dose: 20 mg / day at bed time. Zollinger- Ellison syndrome: 80mg / day in 4 divided doses; dose can be increased if necessary to a maximum up to 800 mg / day Gastroesophageal reflux disease: 40 mg / day as single dose at bed time or in 2 divided doses (morning and bed time) for maximum 2-3 months, dose can be increased to 80 mg / day in 2 divided doses if needed. Acid indigestion, Heart burn, Sour stomach: Dose: 20mg/day in 2 divided doses. PAM: 20mg given night before and in the morning before surgical procedure.

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