famotidine, Pepcid, Pepcid AC (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of famotidine are rare. The most commonly reported minor side effects are:

Other important side effects which are considered major include:

PRESCRIPTION: Yes, OTC

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes.

PREPARATIONS:

  • Tablets: 10, 20, and 40 mg.
  • Tablets (Chewable): 10 and 20 mg.
  • Suspension: 40 mg per 5 ml (teaspoon). Injection: 10 mg/ml.

STORAGE: Tablets and suspension should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F). Injection should be stored between 2 C - 8 C (36 F - 46 F).

DOSING: The recommended adult oral dose for treating duodenal ulcers is 40 mg once daily at bedtime or 20 mg twice daily. Most patients heal their ulcers within 4 weeks. The regimen for maintenance therapy after the ulcers are healed is 20 mg once a day at bedtime. The recommended oral dose for adults with gastric ulcers is, 40 mg once daily at bedtime.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2014


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