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Pepcid AC (famotidine)

THERAPEUTIC CLASS

H2 blocker

DEA CLASS

OTC

INDICATIONS

Relief of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Prevention of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating/drinking certain food/beverages.

ADULT DOSAGE

Heartburn

Associated w/ Acid Indigestion and Sour Stomach:
Relief:
Usual: 1 tab
Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs

Prevention:
Usual: 1 tab 15-60 min (Original Strength) or 10-60 min (Maximum Strength) before food/beverages that cause heartburn
Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs

PEDIATRIC DOSAGE

Heartburn

Associated w/ Acid Indigestion and Sour Stomach:
≥12 Years:
Relief:

Usual: 1 tab
Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs

Prevention:
Usual: 1 tab 15-60 min (Original Strength) or 10-60 min (Maximum Strength) before food/beverages that cause heartburn
Max: 2 tabs/24 hrs

ADMINISTRATION

Oral route

Swallow tab w/ water; do not chew

HOW SUPPLIED

Tab: (Original Strength) 10mg, (Maximum Strength) 20mg

WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS

Do not use if patient is allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers, vomiting with blood, has trouble or pain swallowing food, or has bloody or black stools. Caution with heartburn >3 months; heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness; chest or shoulder pain with SOB, sweating, pain spreading to arms/neck/shoulders or lightheadedness; frequent chest pain; frequent wheezing particularly with heartburn; unexplained weight loss; N/V; or stomach pain. D/C if heartburn continues/worsens or if patient needs to take the product >14 days. (Maximum Strength) Caution with kidney disease.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Do not use with other acid reducers.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

Safety not known in pregnancy/nursing.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

H2-blocker; acid reducer.

ASSESSMENT

Assess for allergy to the drug or other acid reducers, trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, bloody or black stools, heartburn, chest/shoulder/stomach pain, frequent wheezing, weight loss, N/V, pregnancy/nursing status, and possible drug interactions. (Maximum Strength) Assess for kidney disease.

MONITORING

Monitor for heartburn that continues/worsens and relief of symptoms. Monitor for duration of therapy.

PATIENT COUNSELING

Advise to take ud. Advise not to use if allergic to the drug or other acid reducers, have trouble or pain in swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or have bloody or black stools. Instruct to d/c and consult physician if heartburn continues/worsens or if patient needs to take the product for >14 days. Advise to ask physician before use if pregnant or breastfeeding. (Maximum Strength) Advise not to use if patient has kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of physician.

STORAGE

20-25°C (68-77°F). Protect from moisture.

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