A prescription drug for cats and dogs, Famotidine Tablets are intended to aid in treating intestinal or gastric (stomach) ulcers. This medication can also be used for stomach inflammation associated with kidney failure or with gastric reflux. This is a generic form of the drug Pepcid.
*Sold per Tablet in the following strengths:
- 20 mg
- 40 mg
What is Famotidine Tablet?
Famotidine is a prescription for dogs and cats primarily used in the treatment of stomach (gastric) and intestinal ulcers.
Who is Famotidine Tablet for?
Famotidine Tablets are intended for use in cats and dogs only.
Why use Famotidine Tablet?
- Can help in the healing of pet's ulcers
- Can assist in gastric reflux
- Helps to treat stomach inflammation due to kidney failure
How does Famotidine Tablet work?
Famotidine is part of the histamine receptor-2 blocker class and acts as an anti-ulcer drug. When H-2 receptors exist in membranes of cells, stimulation of stomach cells occurs and it causes gastric acid to be secreted. This drug works to help ulcers heal by preventing gastric acid secretion through the blockage of H-2 receptors.
BluePoint Labs or other generic brand
How is Famotidine Tablet sold?
Sold per Tablet in the following strengths : 20 mg & 40 mg.
What are the side effects of Famotidine Tablet?
In animals, some side effects from Famotidine may occur. For animals with an allergy or hypersensitivity to this drug, it should not be administered. For animals with known liver or kidney disease, use extreme caution when prescribing this drug.
What special precautions are there?
It is common for Famotidine to have interaction with drugs including Ketoconazole and Digoxin. If your pet has heart disease, kidney or liver disease, or is pregnant, use this medication with caution. Always consult your veterinarian before giving your pet this medication.
What to do if overdose?
Overdose of Famotidine is rare, but if you suspect your pet may have overdosed, contact your closest emergency pet hospital.Symptoms of Famotidine overdose may include vomiting, pale gums, rapid heart rate, restlessness, or collapse.
How can I store Famotidine Tablet?
Refrigerate Famotidine Injection at 2°-8°C (36°-46°F). If solution freezes, bring to room temperature; allow sufficient time to solubilize all the components.
This medication should be stored in a cool, dry place at 77 degrees Fahrenheit or under. The duration, frequency, and dosage of treatment with this medication will vary from animal to animal, so you should always follow your veterinarian's dosage instructions.
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