Famocid 20mg Tablet Description:
Famocid 20mg Tablet is an H2 blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Famocid 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.
Headache, Muscle pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Constipation.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Famocid 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How is Famocid different from omeprazole?
Both Famocid and omeprazole lower the acid production in your stomach but they belong to the different group of drugs. Studies have shown that omeprazole is more effective than Famocid in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Is Famocid an antacid?
Famocid belongs to the class of H2 receptor blockers which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
What is the difference between Famocid and pantoprazole?
Famocid is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.