Manufacturer: Sun Pharma
Generic Name: Famotidine
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|20MG (28 PILLS)||$0.80||$22.4|
|20MG (56 PILLS)||$0.45||$45 $25.2
you save $19.80
|20MG (84 PILLS)||$0.33||$67 $28
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|20MG (112 PILLS)||$0.31||$90 $35.25
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|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|40mg (28 tablets)||$0.07||$23|
|40mg (56 tablets)||$0.46||$4 $26.75
you save $-22.75
|40mg (84 tablets)||$0.33||$6 $28.1
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THERAPEUTIC USES.: -
Famotidine(generic name) is an H2 blocker. It is a prescription drug which is sold under the brand name- Zantac (Trade name). Healthcare specialist may use the trade name when prescriber referring to the generic drug name. It is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is available in tablet formulation.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE.: -
Ø Take Famotidine exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
Ø Do not take this medicine in a smaller or larger amount or for longer than recommended.
Ø The dosage of the drug depends on the weight, age, height or medical condition of the patient and depend on many factors, then your prescriber will determine your dose schedule.
What if you miss a dose Famotidine.: -
If you miss or forget a dose of Famotidine, take it as soon as possible, if it almost time for your next schedule. Skip the forgotten dose and go back to your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten or missed dose.
How Famotidine works.: -
Famotidine binds to H2 receptor which is located on the membrane of the parietal cell and resulting in reducing gastric acid secretion and gastric volume.
Famotidine side effects.: -
Famotidine may cause some side effects; however, you should always tell your health care specialist if you experience any unusual symptoms.
> Nausea, Vomiting
> Feeling dizzy
> Loose stools
> Dry mouth
> Joint pain
> Muscle pain(Rare)
> Dark colored urine(Rare)
> Unusual tiredness
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
Before taking Famotidine to talk to your doctor, if you have or had any of the following conditions.: -
> Liver(Hepatotoxicity), Kidney, or heart disease.
> Phenylketonuria (a metabolic genetic disorder)
> Rhythm problems
PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING.:-
Let your doctor know before taking this medicine, if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant and if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Let your doctor know if you ever had any kind of kidney diseases.
Let your doctor know if you ever had any kind of liver(Hepatotoxicity) diseases.
Please consult your doctor if you are consuming alcohol. If you use alcohol may increase your side effect so it is good to avoid alcohol while using Famotidine medication.
Interactions with this medication.:-
For informational purposes only. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicine including OTC or any herbal supplement.
Drugs that may interact with Famotidine include.:-
> Atazanavir (Reyataz) or nelfinavir (Viracept), which are medications used to treat HIV and AIDS.
> Blood thinners- Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
> Tizanidine (Zanaflex), a muscle relaxant
> Naproxen (Aleve) and other pain relievers
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.