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Famotidine dosing can vary depending on a person's age, among other factors. For example, the recommended famotidine dosage for treating ulcers in adults is 40 mg daily, while the famotidine dosage for treating ulcers in children ages 1 to 16 is 0.5 mg per kg per day (about 0.23 mg per pound per day). Also, the recommended famotidine dose for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults is 20 mg, taken twice daily for up to six weeks. However, for children ages 1 to 16, the recommended famotidine dose for treating GERD is 0.5 mg per kg (about 0.23 mg per pound), taken twice daily, up to a maximum of 40 mg twice a day.
An Introduction to Famotidine DosingThe dose of famotidine (Pepcid®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition that you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.