NAME OF THE MOLECULE:
Famotidine acts by reducing the production of stomach acid.
Famotidine is used for the treatment or prevention of stomach ulcers, uremic gastritis, stress or drug induced erosive gastritis, esophagitis, gastroduodenal and esophageal reflux.
Do not use, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet is allergic to another medication of the angiotensin converting enzyme class of inhibitors, if he has a blood problem, collagen vascular disease, congestive heart failure, nitrogen in the blood, coronary insufficiency, cerebrovascular insufficiency or an abnormally low amount of sodium in the blood.
The most common are with the digestive system, such as a loss of appetite, diarrhea or vomiting. Rarely, famotidine can bring on hypotension, kidney dysfunction, abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood or the occasional autoimmune reaction, such as scratching. In cats, we may sometimes observe an increase in appetite and weight. If your animal presents any serious adverse side effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.
It is important to observe weather the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects. It is also strongly recommended to do a follow up with your veterinarian to evaluate the functioning of the kidneys, the level of electrolytes in the blood and blood pressure.
INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICATION:
Do not use famotidine, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet takes an azole antifungal medication, cefpodoxime, cefuroxime or iron salts.
Store at room temperature. This medication should be protected from the light.
Do not reduce the dose of or stop this medication without your veterinarians’ consent. Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*