Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Famotin Tablet
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Famotin Tablet
  • Language:
  • English


  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL19973013
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)


Famotidine (40mg)


What is in this leaflet

1. What Famotin is used for

2. How Famotin works

3. Before you use Famotin

4. How to use Famotin

5. While you are using it

6. Side effects

7. Storage and Disposal of Famotin

8. Product description

9. Manufacturer and Product Registration


10.Date of revision

What Famotin is used for

For intestinal ulcer, prevention of elapse of

intestinal ulcer, non-cancerous gastric ulcer

and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (excessive

acid in the stomach due to growth).

How Famotin works

Famotidine blocks secretion of gastric acid

and gastric enzyme (pepsin). It has also

shown to block other actions of histamine.

It is used in conditions where blocking of

gastric acid secretion may be beneficial.

Before you use Famotin

- When you must not use it

Do not take Famotin, if allergic to its

active ingredient or other ingredients in it.

- Before you start to use it

Be cautious if you are elderly or have

kidney impairment.

The use of famotidine in children is not

established and safety not known.

Pregnancy and lactation

Usage in pregnancy is not advisable unless

clearly needed. As famotidine is found in

breast milk, use in breastfeeding mothers

is not advisable. Get advice from a doctor

or pharmacist before using.

- Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any

other medicines that you buy without a

prescription from pharmacy, supermarket

or health food shop.

How to use Famotin

- How much to use

Intestinal ulcer: Initially, 40mg daily at

bedtime for 4 – 8 weeks. Prevention of

relapse of intestinal ulcer: 20mg at night.

Non-cancerous gastric ulcer: 40mg daily

at night for 4 – 8 weeks. Zollinger-Ellison

syndrome: initially, 20mg 6 hourly.

Severe condition: up to 160mg 6 hourly.

A dosage adjustment is required for

moderate to severe kidney impairment.

Dose may be reduced to half the actual

dose and interval prolonged to 36 – 48

hours if there are side effects to the central

nervous system.

- When to use it

Use as directed by your doctor or


- How long to use it

Continue taking Famotin for as long as

your doctor recommends.

- If you forget to use it

Consult your doctor or pharmacist on what

what you should do if you forget to use it.

Take the missed dose as soon as you

remember. If it is almost time for your

next dose, wait until then to take the

medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not

take a double dose to make up for the

missed dose.

- If you use too much (overdose)

Contact your doctor immediately or go to

the Emergency Department of your

nearest hospital, if you think you or

anyone else may have taken too much of

this medicine. Do this even if there are no

signs of discomfort or poisoning. You

may need urgent medical attention.

While you are using Famotin

- Things you must do

Take your medicine exactly as your doctor

has told you.

Tell the doctors, dentists and pharmacists

treating you that you are taking Famotin.

Tell your doctor immediately if you are

pregnant while taking this medicine.

- Things you must not do

Do not stop taking the medicine unless

advised by your doctor.

Do not take any new medicines without

consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not give Famotin to anyone else, even

if they have the same symptoms or

condition as you.

- Things to be careful of

Please inform the doctor or pharmacist if

you experience any effects on using this


Side effects

Side reactions to famotidine are generally

infrequent and are usually reversible with

dose reduction or stop the medicine. The

most common side effects are diarrhoea,

dizziness, tiredness, headache and rashes.

You may report any side effects or adverse

drug reactions directly to the National

Centre for Adverse Drug Reaction

Monitoring by calling Tel: 03-78835550, or

visiting the website npra.moh.gov.my


Reporting Medicinal Problems /

Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).

Storage and Disposal of Famotin

- Storage

Store in a cool, dry place below 30

Protect from light. Keep out of reach and

sight of children.

- Disposal

Medicines should not be disposed of via

wastewater or household waste. Ask your

pharmacist how to dispose of medicines

no longer required.

Product description

- What it looks like

White, round, biconvex, top-scored tablet.

‘PRIME’ embossed on one side and ‘40’

on the other side.

- Ingredients

- Active ingredients: famotidine

- Inactive ingredients: lactose

Monohydrate, cornstarch, magnesium

stearate and croscarmellose sodium

- MAL number(s):


Manufacturer and Product Registration


Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.

1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1

Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah

14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.

Date of revision


Serial Number