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Famotidine Coupon - Famotidine 20mg tablet

Generic Pepcid, Pepcid AC

FAMOTIDINE is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also relieve heartburn from acid reflux. Compare histamine-2 antagonists.
Famotidine Coupon - Famotidine 20mg tablet
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Famotidine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better or if it gets worse. Finish the full course of tablets prescribed, even if you feel better.

Do not take with aspirin, ibuprofen or other antiinflammatory medicines. These can make your condition worse.

Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. These cause irritation in your stomach and can increase the time it will take for ulcers to heal.

If you get black, tarry stools or vomit up what looks like coffee grounds, call your doctor or health care professional at once. You may have a bleeding ulcer.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare

Abdominal pain

back, leg, or stomach pain

bleeding or crusting sores on lips

blistering, burning, redness, scaling, or tenderness of skin

blisters on palms of hands and soles of feet

changes in vision or blurred vision

confusion

coughing or difficulty in swallowing

dark-colored urine

dizziness

fainting

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat

fever and/or chills

flu-like symptoms

general feeling of discomfort or illness

hives

inflammation of blood vessels

joint pain

light-colored stools

mood or mental changes, including anxiety, agitation, confusion, hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there), mental depression, nervousness, or severe mental illness

muscle cramps or aches

nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite

pain

peeling or sloughing of skin

red or irritated eyes

shortness of breath

skin rash or itching

slow heartbeat

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, in mouth, or on genitals

sudden difficult breathing

swelling of face, lips, mouth, tongue, or eyelids

swelling of hands or feet

swollen or painful glands

tightness in chest

troubled breathing

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusually slow or irregular breathing

wheezing

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

Constipation

decrease in sexual desire

decreased sexual ability (especially in patients with Zollinger-Ellison disease who have received high doses of cimetidine for at least 1 year)

diarrhea

difficult urination

dizziness

drowsiness

dryness of mouth or skin

headache

increased or decreased urination

increased sweating

loss of hair

ringing or buzzing in ears

runny nose

swelling of breasts or breast soreness in females and males

trouble in sleeping

Not all of the side effects listed above have been reported for each of these medicines, but they have been reported for at least one of them. All of the H2-blockers are similar, so any of the above side effects may occur with any of these medicines.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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