Famotidine tablets are indicated in:1.
Short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcerMost adult patients heal within 4 weeks; there is rarely reason to use famotidine at full dosage for longer than 6 to 8 weeks.
Studies have not assessed the safety of famotidine in uncomplicated active duodenal ulcer for periods of more than eight weeks.2.
Maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of an active ulcerControlled studies in adults have not extended beyond one year.3.
Short-term treatment of active benign gastric ulcerMost adult patients heal within 6 weeks.
Studies have not assessed the safety or efficacy of famotidine in uncomplicated active benign gastric ulcer for periods of more than 8 weeks.4.
Short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)Famotidine tablets are indicated for short-term treatment of patients with symptoms of GERD (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY IN ADULTS, Clinical Studies).Famotidine tablets are also indicated for the short-term treatment of esophagitis due to GERD including erosive or ulcerative disease diagnosed by endoscopy (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY IN ADULTS, Clinical Studies).5.Treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, multiple endocrine adenomas) (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY IN ADULTS, Clinical Studies).
Famotidine is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Cross sensitivity in this class of compounds has been observed.Therefore, famotidine should not be administered to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to other H2-receptor antagonists.