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Published: 2/2021

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 10 mg "Me"
 Active ingredient:
Famotidine
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 2.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)ファモチジン OD 10 mg「Me」, ファモチジン OD, 10 mg, meiji, MeP04, OD
(Back)FAMOTIDINE OD 10 mg「Me」, ファモチジン OD「Me」, 10 mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks the histamine H2 receptors of the gastric mucosa, thus suppresses the secretion of the stomach acid.
It is usually used to treat gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, anastomotic ulcer, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and to improve gastric mucosal lesion in acute gastritis and acute exacerbation of chronic 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 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, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (20 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day, after breakfast, and after dinner or before bedtime. You may also take 4 tablets (40 mg) at a time, once a day, before bedtime.
    For the improvement of gastric mucosal lesions in acute gastritis and acute exacerbation of chronic gastritis: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day, after breakfast, and after dinner or before bedtime. You may also take 2 tablets (20 mg) at a time, once a day, before bedtime.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms of the patient in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine can be taken with saliva only. Crush the tablet lightly with your tongue and swallow it with saliva.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. 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, constipation, menstrual irregularity, 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.
  • respiratory distress, general flush, angioedema [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • general malaise, lassitude, subcutaneous/ submucosal bleeding [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, red rash in skin, blister [muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, Lyell syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in skin or in conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • muscle 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

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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.