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Pepcid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is famotidine (Pepcid)?
- What are the possible side effects of famotidine (Pepcid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about famotidine (Pepcid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking famotidine (Pepcid)?
- How should I take famotidine (Pepcid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pepcid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pepcid)?
- What should I avoid while taking famotidine (Pepcid)?
- What other drugs will affect famotidine (Pepcid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Pepcid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pepcid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, fast heart rate, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking famotidine (Pepcid)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach.
Avoid taking cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), or nizatidine (Axid) while you are taking famotidine, unless your doctor has told you to.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect famotidine (Pepcid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- atazanavir (Reyataz);
- itraconazole (Sporanox);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral); or
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with famotidine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about famotidine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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