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Calcium Carbonate / Famotidine / Magnesium Hydroxide Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 18, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 800 mg-10 mg-165 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia

Calcium carbonate 800 mg-famotidine 10 mg-magnesium hydroxide 165 mg orally once a day as needed for symptom relief
-Maximum dose: Calcium carbonate 1600 mg-famotidine 20 mg-magnesium hydroxide 330 mg/day
-Duration of therapy: Up to 14 days

Comment: Tablets should be completely chewed prior to swallowing.

Use: Relief of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dyspepsia

12 years and older:
Calcium carbonate 800 mg-famotidine 10 mg-magnesium hydroxide 165 mg orally once a day as needed for symptom relief
-Maximum dose: Calcium carbonate 1600 mg-famotidine 20 mg-magnesium hydroxide 330 mg/day
-Duration of therapy: Up to 14 days

Comment: Tablets should be completely chewed prior to swallowing.

Use: Relief of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the active components, other acid reducers, or to any of the ingredients
-Patients that have trouble/pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody/black stools
-Use with other acid reducers

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Chewable tablets should be completely chewed prior to swallowing.

Storage requirements:
-Protect from moisture.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to avoid swallowing chewable tablet formulations as whole tablets.
-Patients should be told to contact their healthcare provider if their heartburn continues after 14 days or worsens despite treatment.
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
-Patients should be instructed to avoid using products if the tamper evident feature(s) are torn, broken, and/or missing.

Further information

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