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Famotidine (Jagsonpal Pharma) 20 mg Tablet

Manufactured byJagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsFamotidine
Description

Famotidine (Jagsonpal Pharma) 20 mg Tablet is a very effective medicine that is used to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other acidity related disorders. It also relieves indigestion and sour stomach due to excess acid production in the stomach.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Famotidine (Jagsonpal Pharma) 20 mg Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Fever
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in breathing

Uses of Famotidine (Jagsonpal Pharma) 20 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
  • Hypersecretory Condition
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Dyspepsia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed after one hour of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10-12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Famotidine, H2 antagonists, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Gastrointestinal bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe gastrointestinal bleeding since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Central nervous system adverse effects

This medicine may cause central nervous system adverse effects such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, disorientation, delirium, lethargy, etc., in some patients especially those with moderate to severe kidney impairment. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use of nicotine

The use of nicotine is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Antidiabetic medicines

Atazanavir

Pazopanib

Levofloxacin

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as directed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

H2 antagonists

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=98c6ddc9-8103-40b3-a145-ffbe3374ab6c

Famotidine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 21 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00927

Famotidine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 21 May 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Famotidine

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/019462s037lbl.pdf

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a687011.html
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