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Injection
Revised: 10/2015

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 FOR INJECTION 20mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Famotidine
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine selectively blocks histamine H2 receptor of gastric mucosal barrier cells to suppress gastric acid secretion.
It is usually used for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (due to peptic ulcer, acute stress ulcer or hemorrhagic gastritis), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, suppression of upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to invasive stress (major surgery requiring postoperative management, cerebrovascular disorder/head injury/multi organ failure/extensive burn requiring intensive care) and preanesthetic medication.

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, hepatic disorder, cardiac disease.
  • 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 upper gastrointestinal bleeding (due to peptic ulcer, acute stress ulcer or hemorrhagic gastritis) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, administer intravenously via slow injection or drip infusion, twice a day (every 12 hours) for about 1 week. This medicine may also be administered intramuscularly.
    For suppression of upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to invasive stress (major surgery requiring postoperative management, cerebrovascular disorder/head injury/multi organ failure/extensive burn requiring intensive care): In general, for adults, administer intravenously via slow injection or drip infusion, twice a day (every 12 hours). This medicine is used during the period in which postoperative management or intensive care is required (about 3 days for invasive stress due to surgery and about 7 days for other invasive stress).
    For preanesthetic medication: In general, for adults, administer intramuscularly or intravenously via slow injection an hour before anesthesia.
  • The treatment span depends on your response to the treatment.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash/eruption, hives (erythema), facial edema, constipation, menstrual disorder and gynecomastia. 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.
  • respiratory distress, general flush, hives [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • general malaise, lassitude, subcutaneous/mucosal bleeding [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, decreased platelets]
  • high fever, lip/genital erosion, bloodshot eyes [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis]
  • general malaise, yellowing of the skin or the white of eyes, loss of appetite [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
  • muscular pain, lassitude, 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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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