Famotidine 20 mg

Available as: Tablet


  • Relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach
  • Prevents heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour
  • stomach brought on by eating or drinking certain food and beverages


Adults and children 12 years and over

  • To relieve symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water: do not chew

  • To prevent symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water at any time from 10 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn

  • Do not use more than 2 tablets in 24 hours

Children under 12 years

Ask a doctor


Allergy Alert

Do not use if you are allergic to famotidine or other acid reducers

Do not use

  • if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor

  • with other acid reducers

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition

  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness

  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness

  • frequent chest pain

  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn

  • unexplained weight loss

  • nausea or vomiting

  • stomach pain

  • kidney disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug

Acid reducers may interact with certain prescription drugs.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens

  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days

If pregnant or breast-feeding, 

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

Questions or comments? Call 1-800-755-4008 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect)

*Prevents heartburn if taken 10 to 60 minutes before a meal.