Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Description
  • Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and heartburn 
  • Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 
  • Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S can be prescribed to adults and children 
  • Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be used only when necessary 
  • Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement
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Type

Tablet

Feature

40 mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Famotidine

Composition

Famotidine 40 mg

Brand

Benson pharma

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is prescribed to patients who regularly experience heartburn,acid reflux and are at a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding,as well as other stomach and esophageal disorders related to increased production of acid in the stomach by cells that exist in the inner lining of the stomach.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S works by blocking the release and production of excessive acid in the body.Acid reflux (the unnatural flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus) left untreated can lead to stomach ulcers,significant damage to the esophageal lining and tumors in the esophagus and stomach.

A tablet a day is most commonly prescribed.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to adults and children above the age of one year.The doctor may prescribe Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S twice a day in certain conditions and cases.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be ingested at the same time each day,an alarm can be set as a helpful reminder for the patient to not miss a single dose.

Dosage as well as length of treatment with Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S,is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition and the patient’s response to Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S.If a patient is pregnant,breastfeeding or planning to start a family then treatment with Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be taken under the advice of the doctor.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S may also be prescribed to patients undergoing treatment with NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) as they cause stomach ulcers that Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S can effectively prevent.

Indications

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Esophagitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • H.pylori infections
  • Peptic ulcer

How Does Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S Work

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Histamine Receptor Antagonists.They work by blocking the Histamine receptors present on the cell membranes of the stomach and intestinal cells,thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.The acid produced helps aid in the digestion of the food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects on the human body.

How To Use Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is available in tablet form and is advisable to ingest Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S 20-25 minutes before dinner or any meal with plenty of water to help ease the passage of the tablet through the throat.It is safe to ingest up to 2 tablets a day.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S may take upto two weeks to show changes thus,it’s advised to not stop treatment until advised by a doctor.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet,a day is prescribed to be taken daily either 20-25 minutes before ingesting a meal or right before going to sleep at night.Dosage may vary depending upon the patient’s illness.

Child Dosage 

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children aged 1 year and older.The dosage,for young patients is dependent upon their weight and illness being treated.If a patient is unable to swallow a capsule,then an alternate method of ingesting the drug is explained by the doctor.

Elderly Dosage

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S has shown no significant evidence of causing harm to an unborn child but it is imperative that a doctor be consulted before ingesting Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S if you are planning on starting a family or are pregnant.Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S passes through breast milk to the baby but there is no evidence showing any effects of the drug on the baby.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe liver impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney impairment 
  • Moderate to severe lung impairment 
  • Difficulty in swallowing 
  • Stomach or intestinal tumors 
  • Recent stomach or intestinal surgery 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate renal (Kidney) impairment
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Moderate to severe lung impairment
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women 
  • Elderly patients

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S:

  • Antifungals (such as ketoconazole)
  • Delavirdine
  • Procainamide
  • Midazolam 
  • Glipizide 
  • Atazanavir
  • Other H2 receptor antagonists 
  • Gefitinib 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach cramps

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Mood changes
  • Sore throat
  • Bruising 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Constipation- Can be combated by adding more fibers to the patient’s diet,asking the patient to drink plenty of fluids and to increase their physical activity to trigger contractions in the intestines.

FAQ

#1.How Does Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S Work?

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Histamine Receptor Antagonists.They work by blocking the Histamine receptors present on the cell membranes of the stomach and intestinal cells,thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.The acid produced helps aid in the digestion of the food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects on the human body.

#2.How Long Does It Take Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S To Bring Relief?

The positive effects of Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S can be felt after a few days’ time.It may take up to 2-4 weeks to reap the full benefits of Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S.

#3.Is It Safe To Take Painkillers Along With Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Yes,it is safe to take painkillers such as paracetamol and/or nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) while undergoing treatment with this drug.

#4.What If I Take Too Much Of Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident,kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in seizures,difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5.How To Store Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

#6.Why Is It Necessary To Stop Taking Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S Before Certain Laboratory Tests?

Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S can cause false test results due to its interaction with certain substances used in laboratory tests.Before undergoing any tests,it is important to inform your doctor and lab technician of any and all medications currently being taken by a patient.

#7.Is It Safe To Take Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S With Birth Control Pills?

 Yes,it is safe as there is no evidence of Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S interfering with any prescribed birth control drugs.

#8.Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me With My Condition?

Yes.You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help naturally decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.These include reducing daily intake of caffeine as well as caffeinated drinks,avoiding spice and fatty food,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#9.What Foods Help Prevent Acid Reflux?

The following food items have shown to have greatly aid in the reduction of acid produced by the body:

  • Oatmeal
  • Vegetables
  • Ginger
  • Fruits (such as bananas,apples,pears)
  • Egg whites

#10.Common Side Effects Seen With Bepsin 40 mg Tablet 1 ‘S?

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach cramps