Each film-coated tablet contains:
Famotidine 20 mg
Inhibitors of gastric acid secretion of the histamine H2- receptor antagonist type.
Gastro 20 intended for the prevention and treatment of heartburn and hyperacidity in the upper
Do not chew! Swallow the medicine with a small amount of water. It is recommended to take
this medicine before bedtime. If you take two doses a day, the first one should be taken in the
morning with a meal.
If needed, the tablets can be crushed.
Recommended dosage unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor:
Adults and children 12 years of age or older:
For the relief of heartburn: 20 mg a day (1 tablet of Gastro 20 or 2 tablets of Gastro 10 a day).
For the prevention of heartburn: Swallow 20 mg (1 tablet of Gastro 20 or 2 tablets of Gastro 10)
with water one hour before eating food or drinking beverages that you expect may cause
Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
This medicine is not usually intended for administration to children and infants. The safety of use
of the medicine in children is yet to be determined.
If you forget to take this medicine at the specified time, take the dose as soon as you remember,
but never take a double dose to compensate for a missed one!
To prevent irritation of the digestive system, it is advisable to avoid drinking caffeine-containing
beverages (coffee, tea, cocoa and cola) or sparkling beverages and eating food that causes you
pain or discomfort (e.g.: citrus fruits).
Do not use this medicine if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients or to other medicines from
the same pharmacological group (i.e. cimetidine, ranitidine, nizatidine).
Do not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Do not take this medicine without consulting a doctor before starting treatment: If you are
pregnant or if you are suffering, or have suffered in the past, from impaired function of: the liver,
the kidney/urinary tract, from difficulty swallowing or persistent abdominal pain.
Do not drink wines or alcoholic beverages during treatment with this medicine.
If you are a smoker - inform your doctor before commencing treatment with this medicine.
During treatment with this medicine it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking
aspirin and other pain relievers.
Please do not consider this information as an alternative to consulting your physician or
For further information on instructions for use, risks and side effects, please read the
patient package insert and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Read the patient package insert carefully before starting to take any medication.