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 DESCRIPTION

PEPCID® (FAMOTIDINE) TABLETS
PEPCID® (FAMOTIDINE) FOR ORAL SUSPENSION
PEPCID RPD (FAMOTIDINE) ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS

The active ingredient in PEPCID® (Famotidine) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Famotidine is N'-(aminosulfonyl)-3-[[[2-[(diaminomethylene)amino]-4-thiazolyl]methyl] thio] propanimidamide. The empirical formula of famotidine is C8H15N7O2S3 and its molecular weight is 337.43.

Famotidine is a white to pale yellow crystalline compound that is freely soluble in glacial acetic acid, slightly soluble in methanol, very slightly soluble in water, and practically insoluble in ethanol.

Each tablet for oral administration contains either 20 mg or 40 mg of famotidine and the following inactive ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxides, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Each PEPCID RPD Orally Disintegrating Tablet for oral administration contains either 20 mg or 40 mg of famotidine and the following inactive ingredients: aspartame, mint flavor, gelatin, mannitol, red ferric oxide, and xanthan gum.

Each 5 mL of the oral suspension when prepared as directed contains 40 mg of famotidine and the following inactive ingredients: citric acid, flavors, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, sucrose and xanthan gum. Added as preservatives are sodium benzoate 0.1%, sodium methylparaben 0.1%, and sodium propylparaben 0.02%.





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