What is Famox (Famotidine) used for?
Famox (Famotidine) is a H2 histamine blocker, which works by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach, thereby helping to prevent and heal ulcers, while also relieving heartburn and stomach pain. This drug is commonly used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other conditions. It is also used to prevent heartburn and indigestion.
How should I use Famox (Famotidine)?
The dosage required for patients taking Famox (Famotidine) tablets depends on the condition being treated. Your physician will decide the correct dosage required to treat your condition. Adult patients are sometimes told to take this medication once per day, at bedtime. However, other patients may be told to take it 2 to 4 times per day, depending on the dosage prescribed by the physician. If you are using it to treat or prevent indigestion, you may be told to take it 15 to 60 minutes prior to eating food that causes indigestion. However, do not use it for more than 2 weeks to treat indigestion.
What are the side effects of Famox (Famotidine)?
Famox (Famotidine) may cause:
If you notice any other more serious side effects while taking this medication, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Famox (Famotidine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.