FAMOTIDINE-ORAL DISINTEGRATING TABLET, Pepcid RPD
GENERIC NAME: FAMOTIDINE - ORAL DISINTEGRATING TABLET (fam-OH-tih-dine)
BRAND NAME(S): Pepcid RPD
USES: This medication blocks secretion of acid from the stomach. It is used to treat and prevent ulcers, to treat gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and to treat conditions associated with excessive acid secretion.
HOW TO USE: This form of famotidine is meant to be dissolved on top of the tongue then swallowed with saliva. Do not chew, crush or swallow it whole. Dry your hands before peeling back the foil to remove a tablet. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil. Immediately after removing the tablet from its blister pack, place the tablet on your tongue where it will dissolve in seconds. After it dissolves, swallow it with saliva. Drinking a liquid is not necessary. Take this as directed. Do not increase your dose, take this more often than prescribed or stop using this without first consulting your doctor. After dissolving and swallowing the tablet, antacids may be used if needed.
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