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Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Gastro-Entero-Hepatology
active ingredients: Famotidine
laboratory: Msd Chibret

Coated tablet
Box of 15
All forms


- Duodenal ulcer.
- Benign gastric ulcer.
- Esophagitis by gastro-oesophageal reflux.
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Dosage PEPDINE 40 mg Film-coated tablet Box of 15

- Gastroduodenal ulcer:
40 mg daily, in the evening, for 4 to 8 weeks.
- Grade III and IV gastro-oesophageal reflux esophagitis:
40 mg twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks.
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:
The recommended starting dose is 20 mg famotidine every 6 hours. The dose should be individually adjusted and treatment continued as long as clinically necessary.
- In severe renal insufficiency :
In patients with severe renal insufficiency whose creatinine clearance is less than or equal to 30 ml / min, the dose should be reduced to 20 mg taken in the evening (see section on warnings and precautions for use).

Against indications

- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of this medicine.
- The safety and efficacy of famotidine have not been studied in children.
Breast-feeding: The passage of H2 antihistamines into breast milk is documented, with a high ratio of milk to plasma concentrations, but the doses ingested by the child remain low (about 1% of the maternal dose). Nevertheless, only kinetic data are available. Tolerance in children in the case of maternal treatment, especially if it is prolonged or at high doses, is not known. Therefore, as a precaution, this medicine should be avoided during breastfeeding.

Pepdine side effects

Have been reported:
- rarely: headache, dizziness, constipation and diarrhea;
- even more rarely: dryness of the mouth, nausea and / or vomiting, abdominal discomfort or bloating, anorexia, fatigability, rash, pruritus, urticaria, abnormal liver enzymes, cholestatic jaundice, anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema, arthralgia, taste disturbances;
- very rare cases of agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia;
- very exceptionally: Stevens-Johnson syndrome / Lyell's syndrome, atrioventricular conduction disorder especially for the intravenous route, hallucinations, confusion, convulsions.

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