Generic Name: FAMOTIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (fam-OH-tih-dine) Heartburn Prevention Oral Precautions
Before taking famotidine, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other acid blockers (e.g., cimetidine,
ranitidine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain
inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
If you have any of the following health problems, consult
your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication:
other stomach problems (e.g., tumors)
Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious
condition. Tell your doctor immediately if you have:
chest pain or shoulder/jaw pain (especially with trouble
heartburn for longer than 3 months
heartburn combined with
pain spreading to arm...
Heartburn is one of those symptoms that seriously commands your attention. First off, it can really hurt. Odds are good that your skin has rarely felt as fiery as your belly may feel during an attack of heartburn. Secondly, while it doesn't actually involve your heart, heartburn can give you the sense that something is amiss deep among your vital organs.
Heartburn can be a problem that you should bring to your doctor's attention. But as painful as this common condition can be, it's also something that you can also help treat and prevent on your own.
Heartburn arises when the contents of your stomach move the wrong way. The food and drink you swallow is supposed to only travel south from your mouth, but during heartburn, food, drink, and stomach juices move upward past the "doorway" between your esophagus and stomach. Your esophagus isn't as naturally protected against this harsh material as your stomach lining, thus it causes pain.
If heartburn strikes you often e...
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