Pepcid, Generic Pepcid, Famotidine is in a class of drugs called histamine receptor antagonists and works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Famotidine is also used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid and conditions in which acid comes up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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Famotidine is in a class of drugs called histamine receptor antagonists. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Most important fact about Famotidine?
Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. It may take up to 8 weeks for an ulcer to heal.
How should you take Famotidine?
Chew the chewable tablets thoroughly before swallowing. Administration with liquid is not necessary for the Pepcid RPD orally disintegrating tablets. Just prior to taking a dose, peel open the blister pack with dry hands and place the tablet on the tongue, where it will dissolve and be swallowed with the saliva.
What side effects may occur?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking famotidine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment. * an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); * easy or unusual bruising or bleeding; * bleeding gums; * irregular heartbeat; * yellowing of the skin or eyes; or * a rash.
Why should Famotidine not be prescribed?
Do not take antacids within 1 hour of taking famotidine. Antacids may decrease the effectiveness of famotidine.
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