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Berkley and Jensen Acid Controller Maximum Strength Prescribing Information

Package insert / product label
Generic name: famotidine
Dosage form: tablet
Drug class: H2 antagonists

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 21, 2022.

Active ingredient (in each tablet)

Famotidine 20 mg


Acid reducer


  • 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


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.
  • if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a 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

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.


  • 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

Other information

  • read the directions and warnings before use
  • keep all packaging. It contains important information. {STRETCH CARD CONFIGURATION ONLY}
  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
  • protect from moisture and light

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, talc, and titanium dioxide

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Maximum Strength

Acid Controller

Famotidine Tablets, 20 mg

Acid Reducer

Just One Tablet Prevents & Relieves Heartburn Due to Acid Indigestion

Actual Size

Acid Controller Tablets Stretch Card

famotidine tablet
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:68391-194
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE Score no score
Shape CAPSULE Size 8mm
Flavor Imprint Code L194
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:68391-194-78 2 BOTTLE (BOTTLE) in 1 PACKAGE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA077351 11/08/2006
Labeler - BJWC (159082692)

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