Facid 20 mg

Use of  Famotidine, The Salt Present In Facid 20

Famotidine, The Salt Present In Facid 20 is used in the treatment of:

·        Duodenal Ulcers

·        Peptic Ulcers

·        Hypersecretory Condition

·        GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

·        Gastric Ulcers

Duodenal Ulcers: They are a type of peptic ulcers mainly affecting the upper part of the small intestine. They are mainly caused by an infection of bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori.

Peptic Ulcers: It is medical condition in which ulceration occurs in the stomach lining or in the upper part of the small intestine. The common causes of this disease are bacterial infections by Helicobacter Pylori, chronic use of NSAIDs and tobacco abuse. The common symptoms of this disease include vomiting blood, stomach pain, loss of appetite and abdominal fullness.

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Condition): It is a digestive disorder which mainly affects the muscles of the esophagus and the stomach. It is a long term condition where the stomach contents come back up into the esophagus. The main symptom of this condition is heartburn.

Gastric Ulcers: They are a type of peptic ulcers mainly affecting the stomach. They are mainly caused by infection of a bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori and due to chronic use of NSAIDs.

How Facid  20 works

The drug acts by competitive inhibition of histamine H2 receptors of the gastric parietal cells. Gastric parietal cells are located in gastric glands which are responsible for HCl secretion. By inhibition of this cells the drug reduces the amount of HCl secreted to stomach.

How to take Facid 20?

Facid 20, that contains the salt Famotidine, can be taken with or without food. If you are using this drug once daily it is better to take it at night. If you are using this drug for self-treatment or for treatment of heartburn then take the 15-60 minutes before food with a glass full of water.


Famotidine, the active salt present in Facid 20 is to be taken usually in dosage which ranges from 10mg to 40 mg and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store. A more specific dose can be directed by your physician.

How long should I Continue Taking Facid 20

It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.

Missed Dose

A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule.  Do not take multiple doses at the same time

Drugs That Interact With Famotidine, The Salt Present In Facid 20

The following drugs are known to interact with Famotidine, The Salt Present In Facid 20:

·        Cefpodoxime

·        Cefuroxime

·        Dasatinib

·        Erlotinib

·        Gefitinib

·        Mesalazine

·        Ketoconazole

·        Itraconazole

·        Risedronate

Tell Your Physician

·        If you have a renal impairment.

·        If you have stomach cancer.

·        If you have a history of long QT syndrome.

·        If you have any breathing problems.

·        Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are taking.

When Not To Take Facid 20

Do not take Facid 20 if you have allergic reactions to the salt or any of the excipients present in the formulation.

Side Effects Of  Facid 20

·        Allergic reactions like rashes, hives, itching, tightness of chest etc.

·        Diarrhoea

·        Vomiting

·        Nausea

·        Headache

·        Feeling Lightheaded

·        Constipation

Overdose Of Famotidine, The Salt Present In Facid 20

Possible effects of an overdose may vary from person to person. Seek medical care as early as possible in case overdose of Facid 20 is suspected.

General Information and Precautions

Tell your doctor

·        If you have an allergy to Famotidine or any of the excipients present in the formulation.

·        If you are allergic to any any drugs, food items or substances.

·        If you have any intolerable side effects.

·        Before you start taking any new drug.

·        Do not drink alcohol while using this drug because it can increase the damage to stomach.

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