Generic Name - Famotidine
Category - Antiulcer agent
Ulcer, Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Generic for Pepcid* is indicated for the prevention and treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Pepcid* is also used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus. Generic for Pepcid* works by blocking histamine (H2) receptors that are present on cells in the stomach lining.
Generic for Pepcid* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Pepcid* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Pepcid* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment conditions
Portal systemic encephalopathy
There are a number of medications that will interact with Generic for Pepcid* It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Pepcid* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPepcid*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Pepcid* for duodenal ulcer is 40 milligrams or 5 milliliters (1 teaspoonful) once a day at bedtime. Results should be seen within 4 weeks, and this medication should not be used at full dosage longer than 6 to 8 weeks. Your doctor may have you take 20 milligrams or 2.5 milliliters (half a teaspoonful) twice a day. The normal maintenance dose after your ulcer has healed is 20 milligrams or 2.5 milliliters (half a teaspoonful) once a day at bedtime.
Generic for Pepcid* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Pepcid* side Effects include confusion,
Hallucinations, skin rash and itching.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Pepcid*.
Generic for Pepcid* and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Pepcid* in pregnant women have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Pepcid* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Pepcid* passes into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Pepcid* and Pediatric
Generic for Pepcid* have been tested in children and is not found to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults.
Generic for Pepcid* and Geriatric
Confusion and dizziness may be especially likely to occur in elderly patients who are usually more sensitive than younger patients.
The above information about Generic for Pepcid* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.