Read the medicine
guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Famotidine
, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Famotidine as per the instructions provided by your doctor.
is used with or without food. This medicine should be taken 15 to 60 minutes before eating foods or drinking
drinks that may cause heartburn
The typical dose of Famotidine for adults is 20-40 mg/day at bedtime for 4-8 weeks. The usual dose for children is 0.5-1.0 mg/kg/day or 0.22-0.45 mg/lb/day. This medicine is generally used for a period of 4 to 8 weeks for active non- cancerous (benign) gastric ulcer
, 6 weeks for backflow of stomach acid to the food pipe (gastroesophageal reflux disease), 6-12 weeks for mild symptoms of inflammation of the food pipe, due to acid reflux, and 6-12 weeks for more severe symptoms of inflammation of the food pipe. It takes 1 hour for this medicine to start its action.
This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis
. Famotidine should be used as directed by the doctor even if you feel well, or even if you think that there is no need for you to use your medicine.
Discuss with your doctor if your condition persists. Discuss with your doctor if heartburn
, acid indigestion
, and sour stomach. If you have any kidney disease, in patients with abnormal functioning of the kidneys, the dose of Famotidine may be reduced to half or the dosing interval may be prolonged to 36-48 hours as per patient's clinical response. Consult with your doctor before stopping the use of Famotidine.
If you are giving Famotidine
to a child, be sure to use a product that is for use in children. Use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the product package or medicine label. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Famotidine
for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Famotidine to other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a doctor may cause harm.
Follow storage instructions on the product package if available. Store Famotidine
not more than 25°C, away from moisture, and away from light. Store this medicine
away from children and pets