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Published: 7/2013

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 10mg "TEVA"
 Active ingredient:
Famotidine
 Dosage form:
white to faintly yellowish white tablet, diameter: 7.5 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
t041 10mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks histamine H2 receptors on the gastric mucosa to suppress the secretion of stomach acid and consequently improves gastric and duodenal ulcer, esophagitis and inflammation of gastric mucosa.
It is usually used in the treatment of gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and for improvement of gastric mucosal lesion (erosion, bleeding, redness and edema) in acute exacerbation period of gastritis.

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 have: renal disorder, cardiac disease or hepatic disorder.
  • 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 gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, anastomotic ulcer, upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (20 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice daily, after breakfast and supper (or before going to bed), or take 4 tablets (40 mg) at a time, once daily, before going to bed.
    For acute gastritis and gastric mucosal lesion (erosion, bleeding, redness and edema) in acute exacerbation period of chronic gastritis: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice daily, after breakfast and supper (or before going to bed), or take 2 tablets (20 mg) at a time, once daily, before going to bed.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine is orally disintegrating tablet. Crush the tablet lightly with your tongue, then swallow it with saliva. Never take this medicine when you are in a lying position. You may also take this medicine with water or warm water as you do an ordinary tablet.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • 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 galactorrhea. 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, angioedema (swelling of face or throat)  [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • general malaise or weakness, subcutaneous or submucosal bleeding, fever  [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia]
  • high fever, conjunctival hyperemia, lip or genital erosion  [oculomucocutaneous syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis]
  • general malaise, nausea, vomiting, yellowing in skin and white of eyes  [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
  • muscle pain, numbness, stiffness, 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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