Facid 20mg Tablet 14'S

Ulcer/Reflux/Flatulence Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

FACID 20MG contain famotidine which belongs to a group of medicine called H2-receptor antagonist. It is used to treat stomach ulcers (gastric/ duodenal ulcers), irritation and inflammation caused by stomach acid leaking up into the gullet (reflux oesophagitis), Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome.

Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome is a rare digestive disorder that involves recurrent ulcers and tumours in the stomach and intestines.

It is strictly not recommended for use in children. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. FACID 20MG works by reducing the amount of acid you produce in your stomach. This medicine must be taken before food. Try to take FACID 20MG at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. The common side effects are headache, dizziness, constipation, diarrhoea.

USES OF FACID 20MG

  • Treat stomach ulcers (gastric/ duodenal ulcers), Irritation and inflammation caused by stomach acid leaking up into the gullet (reflux oesophagitis), Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome

HOW FACID 20MG WORKS

FACID 20MG works by reducing the amount of acid you produce in your stomach.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take FACID 20MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken before food. Try to take FACID 20MG at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FACID 20MG

SERIOUS

  • allergic reaction symptoms such as swelling of the face, throat or tongue, difficulty in breathing or dizziness (anaphylaxis), difficulty in breathing or wheezing (bronchospasm), severe blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals (stevens Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), shortness of breath or dry cough due to inflammation of the lungs (interstitial pneumonia), swelling of the deeper layer of the skin caused by a build of fluid (angioneurotic oedema)

COMMON

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea

RARE

  • build of bile acids in the bloodstream causing persistent itch (cholestasis)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

FACID 20MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

FACID 20MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or headache.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with FACID 20MG.

KIDNEY

FACID 20MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

FACID 20MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take FACID 20MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to famotidine or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • There is a possibility of malignant growth(tumour) being present in your stomach
  • There is an underlying infection (Helicobacter pylori)

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • calcium carbonate (used for high blood phosphate levels(hyperphosphataemia) in patients on dialysis)
  • itraconazole, ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • antacids (used to treat indigestion)
  • sucralfate (used to treat and prevent recurrence of ulcers)
  • atazanavir (used to treat HIV infection)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Famotidine
Pharmacological Category :   Histamine H2 Antagonist
Therapeutic Indication :   Stomach ulcers (gastric/ duodenal ulcers), irritation and inflammation caused by stomach acid leaking up into the gullet (reflux oesophagitis), Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection, Soflet, Softgel

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT FACID 20MG

Can I take FACID 20MG during kidney disease?

It should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

Can FACID 20MG cause constipation?

Yes, this medicine may cause constipation in some individuals. Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming FACID 20MG?

No, do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or headache.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition, 2013. Page - 650.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 1525-1529.

3. J M Howard, R Vinayek, P N Maton, S A Wank, J D Gardner, R T Jensen. Famotidine: effective treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov.1987. [Accessed 01 Feb 2021] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2887615/

4. KLEVA Pharmaceuticals S.A; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Aug 2018] [Accessed 01 Feb 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.11523.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    25
    Ingredient
    FAMOTIDINE 20MG
    Hsn Code
    30049039
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