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Revised: 11/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
FAMOTIDINE OD TABLETS 20mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Famotidine
 Dosage form:
white tablet,diameter 8.5mm, thickness 3.6mm
 Print on wrapping:
ファモチジンOD20mg,20mg,口腔内崩壊錠,胃酸を抑える薬,Famotidine OD 20

Effects of this medicine

This medicine selectively blocks the histamine 2 receptors on the gastric mucosa, thus suppressing the secretion of stomach acid.
It is usually used in the treatment of gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastritis and esophagitis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For the treatment of gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, anastomotic ulcer, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage(caused by peptic ulcer, acute stress ulcer, or hemorrhagic gastritis), reflux esophagitis, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, take 1 tablets (20mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice daily (after breakfast, and after supper or before going to bed). You may also take 2 tablets (40mg) at a time, once daily (before going to bed).
    For the treatment of gastric mucosal lesions associated with acute gastritis and acute exacerbation of chronic gastritis(erosion, bleeding, redness and edema): In general, for adults, take 10mg at a time, twice daily (after breakfast, and after supper or before going to bed). You may also take 1 tablets (20mg) at a time, once daily (before going to bed).
    The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease, age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • This medicine is orally disintegrating tablet. Take this medicine in either of the following ways:
    (1) Take this medicine with water or warm water as you do an ordinary tablet.
    (2) Moisten the tablet with saliva on your tongue and crush it lightly with your tongue, then swallow it with saliva. However, never take the tablet without water when you are in a lying position.
  • If you have missed a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, eruption, hives (erythema), facial edema, irregular menstruation,gynecomastia and galactorrhoea. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • breathing difficulty, systemic flush, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • general malaise,lassitude,subcutaneous bleeding, submucosal bleeding [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, decrease in platelets]
  • high fever,lip erosion or genital erosion,bloodshot eyes [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis]
  • general malaise, yellowing of the skin or white of the eye, loss of appetite [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
  • muscle ache, feeling of weakness, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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