Active ingredients: famotidine
What it is used for
Duodenal ulcer; Benign gastric ulcer; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; Prevention of relapses of duodenal ulceration; Short-term (no more than 12 weeks) symptomatic relief of gastroesophageal reflux not responsive to conservative measures; Healing of oesophageal erosion or ulceration associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease; Prevention of relapses of symptoms and erosions or ulcerations associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Brown, square tablet debossed with "FO" over "40" on one side and plain on the other side
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on January 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient famotidine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems