Famotidine

Trade Names:

Pepcid®

General Description:

Famotidine is used in dogs and cats to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced, and to treat and protect against gastric ulcers. It is also used to treat inflammation of, or reflux from, the stomach and esophagus. Famotidine is available in 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg tablets as well as an oral powder/liquid.

What is this drug?
Reasons for prescribing:
What dogs/cats should not take this medication?
Directions:

Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed. It is usually given once or twice a day .

Read and follow the label carefully.

Give on an empty stomach if at all possible. Food will decrease its effectiveness.

Give this medication for as long as veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.

Ideally, give the medication at the same time(s) daily.

What if a dose is missed?

If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.

What to tell/ask veterinarian before giving medication?

Talk to your veterinarian about:

Tell your veterinarian about:

Storage and Warnings:

Famotidine tablets should be stored in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.

Famotidine oral liquids should be refrigerated.

Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.

Possible side effects:
Can this drug be given with other drugs?
Overdosing?

Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet eats more than the prescribed amount.

What else should I know?

Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.

As with all prescribed medicines, famotidine should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.

This is just a summary of information about famotidine. If you have any questions or concerns about famotidine or the condition it was prescribed for, contact your veterinarian.

NAC Number: 63000391