Also known as: Pepcid, Fluxid
Active ingredient: Famotidine
Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries
Product Code: PR10631
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Generic Pepcid 20 mg

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Generic Pepcid 40 mg

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What is this drug

Famotidine (Generic Pepcid) is an oral medication that inhibits the production of gastric acid in the stomach. As such,. It can be used in treating conditions that are caused or exacerbated by overproduction or regular production of stomach acid. These include peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Its generic name is Famotidine and it is also sold under the name Gaster and Pepcidine.

Classification and Mechanism of Action

Famotidine (Generic Pepcid) belongs to a class of drugs known as histamine H2-receptor antagonists that inhibit the production of the gastric acid in the cells of the lining of the stomach. Due to the decreased production which sometimes sees a decrease of almost 100%, your conditions that are caused or made worse by gastric acid will have fewer and less pronounced symptoms.

Looking after your drug

Keep it in a dark, dry and cool place.

How to take the medication

You should take Famotidine (Generic Pepcid) exactly as was prescribed to you. Do not decrease or increase the dosage on your own. This may lead to adverse effects and to exacerbation of your condition. Take Generic Pepcid regularly to achieve the best results and make sure that you complete the entire treatment. If you are being treated for peptic ulcers, you will most likely also be prescribed with the antibiotics that will clear up the infection that has caused the ulcers in the first place. You may also be told to make changes to your diet which is recommended to do.


The usual recommended dose for ulcers is 40 mg a day, usually at bedtime. For GERD, the usual dose is 20 mg daily. Sometimes it can be increased to 40 mg a day. Your dosage may differ from these.


Signs of a Famotidine (Generic Pepcid) overdose include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, fast heart rate and fainting. Seek emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose on this drug.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. Do not take a double dose and skip the missed one if it is near time for the next one.

Warnings and Precautions

Your thinking and reactions may be impaired upon ingesting Generic Pepcid. Do not drive or do anything dangerous if you experience such adverse effects. Limit your intake of alcohol or avoid drinking at all. Make sure that you do not combine Generic Pepcid with any other drugs unless your doctor tells you it will be fine.

Possible Side Effects

Mild Generic Pepcid side effects may include: muscle cramps, headaches, joint pain, dizziness, mood changes, weakness, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and nausea. More severe side effects include: jaundice, numbness or tingly feeling, confusion, seizures, hallucinations, pounding heartbeat, easy bleeding and bruising.

Treating peptic ulcers and GERD

Generic famotidine is one of the most common treatments for ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is an effective treatment and a safe one on top of that.

When the drug should not be used

Generic Pepcid should not be used if you are allergic to famotidine or similar medications like cimetidine, ranitidine and nizatidine.

How long should you take the drug

You should take Generic Pepcid for as long as the doctor prescribes it.