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Famocid 40mg Tablet

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Famocid 40 MG Description

Famocid 40 tablet is an antacid medication used to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers, heartburn, indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease. It contains famotidine as an active ingredient that

blocks the secretion of gastric acid thus reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Famocid 40 works best when taken on an empty stomach. Take Famocid 40 tablet as advised by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. You should also be watchful for which are the foods and beverages that seem to induce acidity related problems, try to consume smaller and more frequent meals, avoid consumption of alcohol and drink plenty of water. For more customised dietary modifications reach out to your doctor or nutritionist.


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ContainsFamotidine(40.0 Mg)
UsesGERD, peptic ulcers, heartburn
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, constipation, irregular heart rhythm
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Uses of Famocid 40 MG

Famocid 40 tablet is used to treat peptic ulcers in the stomach and intestine and to treat abnormal acid production in the stomach.

Contraindications of Famocid 40 MG

If you are allergic to famotidine or any other ingredients of Famocid 40mg tablet.

Side effects of Famocid 40 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation

Precautions and Warnings of Famocid 40 MG



Can I take Famocid 40mg tablet during pregnancy?
There is little information on the use of Famocid 40mg tablet during pregnancy. Avoid unless it is prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Famocid 40mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Please consult your doctor before using the Famocid 40mg tablet while breastfeeding as there is limited safety data available.


Can I drive after consuming Famocid 40mg tablet?
Famocid 40mg tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness, headache or confusion. If you feel such symptoms, avoid driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol while taking Famocid 40mg tablet?
There is limited information available on the interactions of Famocid 40mg tablet when taken with alcohol. Consult the doctor for further information, if you consume it often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are elderly with kidney problems, may develop symptoms like confusion, hallucinations, fits or altered mental state, laziness, etc.
  • You have kidney problems, the doctor may adjust the dose.
  • You may suffer from stomach cancer.

Mode of Action of Famocid 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Famocid 40mg tablet reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The stomach produces acid to digest food. Excess production of acid leads to acidity, heartburn and ulcers. Famocid tablet block...
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Directions for Use of Famocid 40 MG

Famocid 40mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be b...
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Interactions of Famocid 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Famocid 40mg tablet interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Inform the doctor if you are using other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescription) ...
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  • If you are taking medicines for cancer, fungal infections like ketoconazole, anti-hypertensive medicines, anti-HIV medicines, etc.
  • Concomitant use of blood thinners like warfarin and anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, along with the medicine requires close monitoring, as it alters the effects of the medicines.
  • Other medicines that must be used with caution are medicines for brain-related disorders, respiratory problems like theophylline, immunosuppressants like cyclosporin, etc.

Storage and disposal of Famocid 40 MG

  • Store Famocid 40 tablets below 25°C.
  • Keep it in the original container, away from children and pets.

Dosage of Famocid 40 MG


Symptoms of an overdose are constipation, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, etc. If you have taken too much of Famocid 40mg tablet, contact the doctor or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking a dose of Famocid 40mg tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Avoid taki...
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Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is acid reflux?

A: It is a valve-like structure called the sphincter between the food pipe and stomach. The valve prevents the acid and the food in the stomach from coming back into the food pipe. When the valve is weak or damaged, acid starts entering the stomach causing, heartburn, difficulty in swallowing, food regurgitation.

Q: Changing lifestyle habits can help to reduce acidity?

A: Yes, certain lifestyle changes help to reduce acidity problems like maintaining a healthy weight, avoid lying down after meals and sitting for long hours, doing regular exercise, taking proper sleep, avoid staying up late at night, eating smaller meals, reduce smoking if you have a smoking habit as smoking induce stomach ulcer, avoid sugary and processed food, meat, sodas, alcohol, fried food, etc.

Q: What is the use of Famocid 40mg tablet?

A: Famocid 40mg tablet is an antacid medicine, used to treat excess acid production, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Q: When should I take the Famocid 40, before or after food?

A: Take it exactly as told by your doctor. It should preferably be taken after having your meal.

Q: Is Famotidine and Famocid 40 same?

A: Yes, Famocid contains famotidine as its active ingredient.

Q: Famocid 40 vs Pan 40 Which one is the better medicine for acidity?

A: Famocid 40 contains famotidine as an active ingredient that blocks the secretion of gastric acid, thus reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. The Pan 40 tablet contains pantoprazole as an active ingredient. Both the medicines are used to treat acidity and heartburn based on the cause and severity of your condition. Do not self medicate, you should only take the medicine prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is Famocid 40 tablet used for?

A: Famocid 40 is used to treat acidity related disorders like the stomach and intestinal ulcers, acid reflux disease and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a tumour in the pancreas, which causes oversecretion of stomach acids).

Q: Does Tab Famocid 40 cause constipation?

A: You may experience constipation while on treatment with Famocid 40 mg. However, not everyone experiences this side effect.
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