Famodil 20mg Tablets
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Famodil 20 MG Description
Famodil Tablet contains famotidine an antacid medicine. It works by blocking the secretion of excess gastric acid thereby reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Famodil Tablet is used to treat p
eptic ulcers, heartburn, and abnormal acid production in the stomach. This medicine can be taken with or without food. One should not break, crush or chew the medicine.
|Uses||Acidity, heartburn, GERD|
|Side effects||Headache, dizziness, constipation, diarrhoea, irregular heart rhythm|
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Uses of Famodil 20 MG
For the treatment of peptic ulcers in the stomach and intestine and to treat abnormal acid production in the stomach
Contraindications of Famodil 20 MG
If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine
Side effects of Famodil 20 MG
Precautions and Warnings of Famodil 20 MG
Can I take Famodil Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of this medicine in pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use the same unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Famodil Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is safe to use this medicine if you breastfeed. It does not cause any harm to the breastfed baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Famodil Tablet?
This medicine may cause dizziness, or drowsiness, headache, or confusion. If you feel such symptoms, then do not drive or operate machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Famodil Tablet?
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol. It is recommended to consult your doctor for further information.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are an elderly person with kidney problems, may experience symptoms like confusion, hallucinations, fits or altered mental state, laziness, etc.
- You have a kidney problem, the doctor may adjust the dose accordingly.
- You may develop a risk of stomach cancer.
Mode of Action of Famodil 20 MG
How Does It Work?
Famodil Tablet acts by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The stomach produces acid to digest food. Excess production of acid can lead to acidity, heartburn, and ulcers. Famodil Tablet works by blocking the secretion of gastric acid and thereby reduces the amount of acid present in the stomach. This helps in the relief of acid concerning indigestion and heartburn....
Directions for Use of Famodil 20 MG
- Take Famodil Tablet orally as instructed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food.
- You should take this medicine regularly at a fixed time and as directed by your doctor. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Famodil 20 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Famodil Tablet may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescription), and herbal preparations....
- Medicines that can affect the absorption of this medicine are Fosamprenavir, Atazanavir and Rilpivirine used to treat HIV, Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir to treat Hepatitis C, Erlotinib, Nilotinib, Dasatinib to treat cancer....
- If Tizanidine is used along with Famodil Tablet, can cause a drop in blood pressure, low heartbeat, or drowsiness.
- Other medicines are Delavirdine mesylate to treat HIV, Cefditoren (antibiotic) and Antibiotics like Itraconazole or Ketoconazole should be used cautiously.
Storage and disposal of Famodil 20 MG
- Store Famtac tablets below 25°C
- Keep it in the original container, out of the reach of children and pets
Dosage of Famodil 20 MG
Symptoms of overdose are usually the same as adverse effects like constipation, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, etc. If you think you have taken too much of Famtac 40 medicine, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
- If you missed any dose of Famtac, then take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is acid reflux?
A: There is a valve-like structure called the sphincter between the food pipe and stomach. This valve prevents the acid and the food in your stomach from coming back into the food pipe. When this valve is weak or damaged, acid starts entering the stomach causing, heartburn, difficulty in swallowing, food regurgitation.
Q: Can I reduce my acidity problem by changing my lifestyle habits?
A: Yes, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help you to reduce acidity problems such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoid lying down immediately 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 can induce stomach ulcer, avoid sugary and processed food, meat, sodas, alcohol and fried food, etc.
Q: What is Famodil Tablet used for??
A: Famtac 40 tablet is an antacid medicine, used to treat excess acid production, heartburn, and stomach ulcers.
Q: When to take Famtac 40 tablet before or after food?
A: Famtac 40 tablet can be taken with or without food.
Q: Are Famtac and Rantac the same?
A: Both the medicines are antacids. However, both have different ingredients. Rantac contains ranitidine, while Famtac contains famotidine.
Q: When should I take the Famodil Tablet?
A: Take it exactly as told by your treating doctor. It should preferably be taken after having your meal.
Q: What is the dose of Famtac 40?
A: The dose and frequency of Famtac 40 vary among individuals depending on the condition it is being taken for. You should not consume more than the recommended daily dose by the doctor.
Q: What are the side effects of Famtac 40?
A: Headache, dizziness, constipation, diarrhoea are a few side effects that can be seen during the treatment with Famtac 40. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own. Also, it is not important that everyone experience the same.
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