Instructions for use of “Quamatela”
“Quamatel” well reduces hydrochloric acid production without affecting stomach motor skills and pancreatic activity, very weak affects liver enzymes. The effect of the drug occurs after 1 hour, the duration of the therapeutic effect is from 12 to 24 h (depending on the magnitude of the dose).
One tablet of the drug contains 20 mg of famotidine.
“ Quamatel” is prescribed for exacerbation of stomach ulcers (and duodenum) in the amount of 40 milligrams once a day in the evening (before bedtime) or 20 milligrams each morning and evening. The daily dose is increased to 80-160 milligrams if necessary. The course of treatment with the drug should be four to eight weeks.
To prevent exacerbations of ulcers “Kvamatel” is prescribed at a dose of 20 milligrams in the evening before bedtime. In case of inflammation of the esophageal mucosa caused by abandonment in the esophagus of gastric contents (reflux esophagitis), the drug is taken for six weeks in the amount of 20 milligrams. The dose is increased to 20-40 milligrams if necessary and takes the drug twice a day for three months.
With severe heartburn, you can once take “Quamatel-mini” – one or two tablets in 10 mg. In the treatment of pancreatic diseases, a doctor may replace “Quamatel” with an analog and prescribe the drug “Omez”. The action of “Omeza” is more aimed at ensuring the rest of the pancreas rather than relieving pain.
Contraindications to the use of “Kvamatela”, side effects of the drug
“Kvamatel” are contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding (lactation), in childhood, hypersensitivity to famotidine.
The drug is used with caution in liver cirrhosis, renal and liver failure.
“ Quamatel” may exhibit the following side effects. From the digestive system there may be dry mouth, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, hepatitis, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, acute pancreatitis. On the part of the cardiovascular system, adverse actions can be expressed by the appearance of arrhythmia, decreased heart rate, lower blood pressure, increased fatigue.
Allergic reactions on the skin may appear: itching, urticaria, rash. On the side of the musculoskeletal system it is possible to appear pain in muscles and bones. Side actions on the part of the central nervous system are expressed by drowsiness, dizziness, decreased visual acuity, can get head sick, possibly the appearance of tinnitus.