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Amfamox

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Generic Name: Famotidine
Product Name: Amfamox

Indication

Amfamox is used to treat peptic ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux oesophagitis (reflux disease) or a rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is also used to help stop duodenal ulcers and reflux disease from coming back.

Action

The primary clinically important pharmacological activity of Amfamox is inhibition of gastric juice secretion. Amfamox reduces the acid and pepsin content, as well as the volume of basal, nocturnal and stimulated gastric secretion.

Dose advice

Your doctor will tell you how many tablets you need to take each day.To heal peptic ulcers, the usual dose is one 40mg tablet taken at night.To help stop duodenal ulcers from coming back, the usual dose is one20mg tablet taken at night. For the treatment of reflux disease, the usual dose is one 20mg tablet weeks treatment with AMFAMOX to prevent the ulcer from coming back.Your doctor will decide if you need more treatment.

Schedule

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Common side effects

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and if they worryyou:- Headache.- Dizziness.- Constipation, diarrhoea.These are generally mild side effects that some people may get.

Uncommon side effects

Rarely, more serious side effects may occur. If any of the following happen, stop taking Amfamox and tell your doctor immediately or go to accident and emergency at your nearest hospital:- Swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.- Swelling of the hands, feet, or ankles.- Any severe skin reaction.- Hives or nettlerash (pinkish, itchy swellings on the skin).- Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes, also called jaundice.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC