What Famohexal is used for?
Famohexal 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.
How Famohexal works?
Famohexal belongs to a group of medicines called histamine H2 antagonists or histamine H2 blockers. Famohexal works by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach. This helps reduce the pain and also allows the ulcer and/or reflux disease to heal in most people.
How to take Famohexal?
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 one 20mg tablet taken at night. For the treatment of reflux disease the usual dose is one 20mg tablet taken twice a day.
When to take Famohexal?
If you are taking one dose a day, take the tablet at night. If you are taking two doses a day, take one tablet in the morning and one at night.
How long to take it?
Sometimes you need more than 8 weeks treatment with Famohexal to stop the ulcer from coming back. Your doctor will decide if you need more treatment.
What if too much Famohexal (overdose) is consumed?
Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning, you may need urgent medical attention.