Famotidine

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Famotidine purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Famotidine before taking it.

Famotidine uses

Famotidine is a histamine (H2-receptor antagonist), prescribed for ulcer.

Famotidine indications

Famotidine is a histamine (H2-receptor antagonist), prescribed for ulcer.  It works by decreasing the amount of stomach acid.

Famotidine contraindication

Hypersensitivity.

Famotidine dosage

PO- Adult- The recommended dose is 40mg/day.
Child- The recommended dose is 0.5 mg/kg/day at bedtime.

Famotidine usage

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Famotidine precautions

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Famotidine side effects

Body as a whole - Fever and fatigue.
Heart - Palpitations and abnormal heart beat.
Gastrointestinal - Vomiting, nausea, jaundice, elevated liver enzymes level, abdominal discomfort and dry mouth.
Blood - Decreased white blood cells and platelets count.
Hypersensitivity - Rash and swelling.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle cramps and muscle pain.
Central Nervous system - Confusion, seizures, hallucinations, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Skin - Acne, dry and itchy skin.
Eye and ENT - Ringing in the ear and taste disorder.

Famotidine warning

Avoid excess dosage.

Famotidine storage conditions

Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Famotidine medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
20 mg30 $16.95USA
40 mg100 $135.11Canada, UK
20 mg100 $33.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
40 mg90 $79.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
20 mg90 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
20 mg98 $50.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
40 mg100 $74.34Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
40 mg98 $69.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
10 mg120 $38.88Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
10 mg90 $17.38USA
10 mg100 $18.76USA
20 mg98 $56.76Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
20 mg70 $21.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
40 mg98 $69.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
Zactane 20 mg Tablet $0.01
Zactane 40 mg Tablet $0.01
20 mg x 14's $0.09
Zactane 20mg TAB / 14 $0.09
ZACTANE tab 20 mg x 14's $0.09
40 mg x 14's $0.14
Zactane 40mg TAB / 14 $0.14
ZACTANE tab 40 mg x 14's $0.14
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Famotidine - Frequently asked Questions

Can Famotidine be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Famotidine be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Famotidine be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Reviews

Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Famotidine, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Famotidine. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

Two patients reported frequency of use

How often should I take Famotidine?
According to the survey, wDrugs.com reported that users of Famotidine should take 3 times in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Patients%
3 times in a day1
50.0%
Twice in a day1
50.0%

Three patients reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Famotidine May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Patients%
6-10mg1
33.3%
11-50mg1
33.3%
51-100mg1
33.3%

Two patients reported administration

When is the best condition to take Famotidine: Before or after food?
Based on the survey, the users of wDrugs.com voted that Famotidine is best taken at Before food. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
Patients%
Before food2
100.0%

One patient reported age

Patients%
16-291
100.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology