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Famotidine

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DESCRIPTION

The active ingredient in PEPCID*Registered trademark of Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp, a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc. and is used under license. (famotidine) is a histamine H2‑receptor antagonist. Famotidine is N-(aminosulfonyl)-3-[[[2-[(diaminomethylene)amino]-4-thiazolyl]methyl]thio]propanimidamide. The empirical formula of Famotidine is C8H15N7O2S3 and its molecular weight is 337.43. Its structural formula is:

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Raleigh, NC 27615

VENART 69-3/OCT 2011

salix-logo

NDC 65649-211-24

Famotidine

(Famotidine) for Oral Suspension

400 mg of Famotidine

Constituted to 50 mL, each 5 mL contains 40 mg Famotidine

SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING

NOT FOR INJECTION

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Famotidine pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Famotidine available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Price
Acid controller 10 mg tablet0.21 USD
Acid reducer 10 mg tablet0.15 USD
Acid reducer 20 mg tablet0.22 USD
Apo-Famotidine 20 mg Tablet0.62 USD
Apo-Famotidine 40 mg Tablet1.11 USD
CVS Pharmacy acid controller 20 mg tablet0.24 USD
CVS Pharmacy acid controller tablet0.24 USD
Famotidine 10 mg tablet0.15 USD
Famotidine 10 mg/ml vial0.28 USD
Famotidine 20 mg piggyback0.13 USD
Famotidine 20 mg tablet1.76 USD
Famotidine 20 mg/2 ml vial0.36 USD
Famotidine 40 mg tablet3.43 USD
Famotidine 40 mg/4 ml vial0.71 USD
Famotidine 500 mg/50 ml vial0.71 USD
Famotidine powder2.74 USD
Famotidine-ns 20 mg/10 ml syrg0.54 USD
Injectable; Injection; Famotidine 10 mg / ml
Mylan-Famotidine 20 mg Tablet0.62 USD
Mylan-Famotidine 40 mg Tablet1.11 USD
Mylanta 200-200-20 mg/5ml Suspension 355ml Bottle7.99 USD
Mylanta 200-200-20 mg/5ml Suspension 710ml Bottle9.23 USD
Mylanta Double-Strength 400-400-40 mg/5ml Suspension 355ml Bottle7.99 USD
Mylanta Double-Strength 400-400-40 mg/5ml Suspension 710ml Bottle10.15 USD
Mylanta gas 125 mg tablet chew0.16 USD
Mylanta gelcap0.12 USD
Mylanta liq0.02 USD
Mylanta supreme antacid liq0.02 USD
Mylanta ultimate-strength tablet0.07 USD
Mylanta ultra chew tablet0.06 USD
Novo-Famotidine 20 mg Tablet0.62 USD
Novo-Famotidine 40 mg Tablet1.11 USD
Nu-Famotidine 20 mg Tablet0.62 USD
Nu-Famotidine 40 mg Tablet1.11 USD
Pepcid 20 mg tablet1.6 USD
Pepcid 30 20 mg tablet Bottle64.13 USD
Pepcid 30 40 mg tablet Bottle125.5 USD
Pepcid 40 mg tablet3.02 USD
Pepcid 40 mg/5ml Suspension 50ml Bottle123.88 USD
Pepcid ac 10 mg gelcap0.48 USD
Pepcid ac 10 mg tablet0.72 USD
Pepcid ac 20 mg tablet0.58 USD
Pepcid complete tablet chew0.4 USD
Powder for Suspension; Oral; Famotidine 40 mg / 5 ml
Pv acid reducer 10 mg tablet0.05 USD
Tablets, Chewable; Oral; Famotidine 10 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Famotidine 20 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Famotidine 40 mg
Tablets; Oral; Famotidine 10 mg
Tablets; Oral; Famotidine 20 mg
Tablets; Oral; Famotidine 40 mg

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Famotidine destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Famotidine Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Famotidine pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."PEPCID (FAMOTIDINE) POWDER, FOR SUSPENSION [SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Famotidine?

Depending on the reaction of the Famotidine after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Famotidine not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Famotidine addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Famotidine, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Famotidine consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

Two visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Famotidine drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Famotidine is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Twice in a day1
50.0%
3 times in a day1
50.0%

Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Famotidine drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 11-50mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
11-50mg2
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Famotidine drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sDrugs.com website users needed 2 days to notice the result from using Famotidine drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Famotidine need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
2 days1
100.0%

Two visitors reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Famotidine drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
Before food2
100.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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