Famotidine works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat various conditions of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) tract including:
Common side effects include constipation, feeling tired, vomiting, passing gas, nausea and changes in taste function.
Please consult your healthcare professional if the symptoms do not go away or when any unexplained or unusual symptoms occur.
Rare but serious side effects include blood in your stool (including blackened stool) or vomit.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is too near to your next dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.