A competitive histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Its main pharmacodynamic effect is the inhibition of gastric secretion. .

Medicinal name:
  • Famotidine 10 MG Oral Tablet
  • Famotidine 20 MG Oral Tablet
  • Famotidine 40 MG Oral Tablet

Famo - Pharmacology:

Famo binds competitively to H2-receptors located on the basolateral membrane of the parietal cell, blocking histamine affects. This competitive inhibition results in reduced basal and nocturnal gastric acid secretion and a reduction in gastric volume, acidity, and amount of gastric acid released in response to stimuli including food, caffeine, insulin, betazole, or pentagastrin.

Famo for patients

Famo is used to treat stomach and duodenal (upper small intestine) ulcers;
hypersecretory (increased acid secretion) conditions; heartburn and gastroesophageal
reflux disease (stomach contents bubbling into the esophagus causing pain). Notify your
physician if you are pregnant or nursing. Famo may be taken with or without food.
Shake the oral suspension vigorously for 5-10 seconds before taking. Unused oral
suspension should be discarded after 30 days. Notify your physician if you develop black,
tarry stools or coffee-ground vomit.

Famo Interactions

No drug interactions have been identified. Studies with famotidine in man, in animal models, and in vitro have shown no significant interference with the disposition of compounds metabolized by the hepatic microsomal enzymes, e.g., cytochrome P450 system. Compounds tested in man include warfarin, theophylline, phenytoin, diazepam, aminopyrine and antipyrine. Indocyanine green as an index of hepatic drug extraction has been tested and no significant effects have been found.

Famo Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any component of these products. Cross sensitivity in this class of compounds has been observed. Therefore, PEPCID should not be administered to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to other H2-receptor antagonists.

Manufacturers name:

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc
  • McKesson Contract Packaging
  • Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • St Marys Medical Park Pharmacy
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Carlsbad Technology, Inc
  • Golden State Medical Supply, Inc
  • WinCo Foods, LLC
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Cardinal Health
  • McKesson Packaging Services Business Unit of McKesson Corporation
  • IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • AvPAK
  • Chain Drug Marketing Association Inc
  • Walmart Stores Inc
  • Unit Dose Services
  • HEB
  • Direct Rx
  • Ohm Laboratories Inc
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • BluePoint Laboratories
  • NCS HealthCare of KY, Inc dba Vangard Labs
  • McKesson Packaging Services a business unit of McKesson Corporation
  • Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals,LLC
  • Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Northstar Rx LLC
  • Physicians Total Care, Inc
  • Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • Carilion Materials Management
  • Dispensing Solutions, Inc
  • DrReddys Laboratories Limited
  • Wockhardt Limited
  • Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Genpharm
  • Mylan Institutional Inc
  • American Health Packaging
  • Freds Inc
  • AvKARE, Inc
  • Select Brand
  • Kinray
  • HJ Harkins Company, Inc
  • Valu Merchandisers Company
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • Shopko Stores Operating Co, LLC
  • EQUATE (Walmart Stores, Inc)
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • Safecor Health, LLC
  • Walgreen Company
  • OUR FAMILY (Nash Finch Company)
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • Ipca Laboratories Limited

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Famo see also Saw Palmetto