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Do you need a prescription for famotidine?

Yes, famotidine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is famotidine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase famotidine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for famotidine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a famotidine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your famotidine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a famotidine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide famotidine coupons or FREE famotidine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for famotidine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much famotidine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using famotidine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much famotidine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of famotidine and manufacturer

Famotidine is available in the US under various brand names, including Pepcid and Fluxid. It is manufactured by multiple pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of famotidine and manufacturer

Famotidine is available in the UK under the brand name Pepcid. It is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

Is famotidine available in the UK on the NHS?

Yes, famotidine is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare professionals for eligible patients.

Prescription requirement for famotidine

In the US, famotidine is available both as a prescription medication and an over-the-counter (OTC) product. The prescription requirement may vary depending on the specific formulation and strength. Higher strengths of famotidine usually require a prescription.

FDA approval of famotidine

Famotidine has received FDA approval for the treatment of various conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and pathological hypersecretory conditions.

Active ingredient of famotidine and mechanism of action

Famotidine belongs to a class of medications known as histamine-2 (H2) or H2 blockers. It is an H2 receptor antagonist, which means it works by blocking the action of histamine on specific receptors in the stomach. This reduces gastric acid secretion and helps relieve symptoms such as heartburn and acid indigestion.

By inhibiting gastric acid secretion, famotidine plays a crucial role in reducing the production of excess stomach acid. This can help prevent and treat conditions like stomach ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), providing relief from symptoms such as vomiting, dry mouth, and discomfort.

Famotidine specifically targets histamine receptors in the stomach to decrease their activation. As a result, it reduces gastric acid secretion and alleviates symptoms related to excessive acidity in the digestive system. Its effectiveness makes it a popular medication for individuals experiencing various gastrointestinal issues.

Uses of famotidine

Treatment options for stomach ulcers using famotidine: Famotidine is an effective medication for treating stomach ulcers (sores on the lining of the stomach or small intestine) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. By reducing the amount of acid, it helps to heal and prevent further damage to the ulcers.

Famotidine for GERD – How it helps in managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Famotidine is commonly prescribed to manage GERD symptoms such as heartburn and acid reflux. It works by blocking the H2 receptors in the stomach, which reduces the production of stomach acid and alleviates symptoms associated with GERD. Additionally, famotidine can help prevent complications such as inflammation or damage to the esophagus caused by excessive exposure to stomach acid.

Forms of famotidine

Famotidine is available in various forms, including oral tablets, oral suspension, and injection. The specific form and strength will depend on the intended use and the formulation of the medication.

Dosage of famotidine

The dosage of famotidine will vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual patient characteristics, and response to therapy. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the directions on the product label for OTC famotidine.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Precautions and warnings for famotidine

  • Famotidine may interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions
  • Famotidine may cause certain side effects, such as headache, dizziness, constipation, and diarrhea. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider
  • Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as kidney problems or a history of stomach cancer, may need special consideration and monitoring when taking famotidine. Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider
  • Famotidine should be taken as prescribed and not exceed the recommended dosage
  • Consult a healthcare professional before using famotidine if you have a history of stomach ulcers, or kidney disease, or are pregnant or breastfeeding

Please note that these precautions are not exhaustive and it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice, based on your specific medical condition and needs.

Side effects of famotidine

Famotidine may cause side effects in some individuals. Common possible side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rash or allergic reactions

It is important to exercise caution if experiencing persistent or serious side effects while taking this medication. If any side effects become concerning or worsen over time, it is recommended to seek medical attention promptly.

Drug interactions 

Famotidine may interact with certain medications or substances such as antacids, sucralfate, ketoconazole, and iron supplements. These interactions can affect the absorption or effectiveness of either medication, so it is important to consult with your doctor before combining them.

Famotidine has been found to interact with a range of drugs including diazepam (used for anxiety), warfarin (a blood thinner), phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication), and metoprolol (a beta-blocker). It is essential to discuss all prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications you are taking in order to avoid any adverse effects or reduced efficacy.

Similar drugs to famotidine

Overall, if you are looking for other drugs similar to famotidine, options such as ranitidine, cimetidine, nizatidine, and omeprazole may be worth discussing with your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for your specific condition.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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