Famotidine

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Famotidine is a potent H2-receptor antagonist that is used to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It contains the active ingredient famotidine, which helps to reduce the production of stomach acid and promote healing of the affected areas, providing relief from the symptoms caused by these conditions.

  • Treats gastrointestinal conditions
  • Helps with GERD and stomach ulcers
  • Dosage varies on age
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Famotidine belongs to a group of medications called H2-receptor antagonists. It is an effective treatment for a number of gastrointestinal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers. 

As a H2-receptor antagonist, Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid that is produced by the stomach. By doing this, it helps to treat numerous gastrointestinal conditions. 

You should make sure to always take your medication as directed by your doctor. Famotidine can be taken with or without food, and they are taken orally. Your doctor will provide you with the information you need to take the medication properly, as it will vary depending on the condition it is being used to treat.

The correct dosage will vary depending on the age of the person that is using it, and the condition that it is being used to treat. Your healthcare provider will provide you with the information you need to ensure you are taking it correctly. 

Famotidine is suitable for people who are suffering from a number of different gastrointestinal conditions, more specifically stomach ulcers and GERD. 

Famotidine may not be suitable for some people. If you are wondering whether or not you are suitable you should consult with your healthcare provider to find out. As a rule, the following people may not be suitable for the medication:

  • Those over the age of 40 who are experiencing heartburn or indigestion for the first time
  • Those with a family history of gastric cancer
  • Those who have difficulty swallowing
  • Those using other medications for gastrointestinal conditions
  • Those who have blood in their vomit or poo

No, you should not use Famotidine if you are pregnant. The only circumstance in which you can is if your doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks. 

No, you should not use Famotidine if you are breastfeeding as it can be excreted into breast milk. If you are already breastfeeding you should either stop using Famotidine, or stop breastfeeding. 

There are a number of different medications that can interact with Famotidine. Some of the most commonly used medications that interact with Famotidine include aspirin, atorvastatin, levothyroxine, montelukast and more. For a list of medications that interact, visit drugs.com

As with all other medications, there are some side effects that Famotidine users could experience. The most common of which include:

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

To fully understand the precautions you need to take when using Famotidine, please ensure you read the patient information leaflet that is included with your medication.

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