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Brand name: Famotidine (AN) TM

Active ingredients: famotidine

What it is used for

Symptomatic relief of heartburn, dyspepsia and indigestion due to gastro-oesophageal reflux in adults over 18 years of age. Famotidine is indicated for the treatment of duodenal ulcer; benign gastric ulcer; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; prevention of relapses of duodenal ulceration. Short-term (no more than 12 weeks) symptomatic relief of gastro-oesophageal reflux not responsive to conservative measures. Healing of oesophageal erosion or ulceration associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Prevention of relapses of symptoms and erosions or ulcerations associated with gastro-oesophageal 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
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A biege, round, biconvex, film coated tablet embossed with '20' on one side and plain on the other.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient famotidine

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Limit caffeine intake.
  • Take without regard to meals, food may slightly increase the product's bioavailability.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

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.

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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

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