Pepcid Powder For Oral Suspension 40Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pepcid: Powder for oral suspension (40mg)

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What is this Medicine?

FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also relieve heartburn from acid reflux.

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Pepcid 40mg/5ml Powder for Suspension

NDC: 656490211
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Multiple Endocrine Adenoma Syndrome, Systemic Mastocytosis, Esophagitis, Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Eradication, Gastric Ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, Duodenal Ulcer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Aspiration Prophylaxis, NSAID-induced Ulcer Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from freezing
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Pepcid 40mg/5ml Powder for Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Pepcid 40mg/5ml Powder for Suspension

Constipation Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
4.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Pepcid 40mg/5ml Powder for Suspension

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Pepcid 40mg/5ml Powder for Suspension(Famotidine)
Alcohol and H2-blockers(Famotidine)
Side effects from drinking alcohol-containing drinks may get worse if you take H2-blockers such as cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine, and ranitidine. Avoid or minimize your intake of alcohol-containing drinks while taking H2-blockers.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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