Cimetidine (Tagamet)

10 Tablets, 20 mg

Generic Name: Cimetidine
Cimetidine reduces the amount of acid in your stomach
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Tagamet FAQ's

IMPORTANT: The FAQ answers below do NOT contain all the information about this particular drug. These answers are not substitutes for a medication guide, pharmacist consultation or the advice of your health care professional. For the official medication guide or further questions please call our pharmacists at 1-833-466-3979.

What is the drug cimetidine used for?

  • Cimetidine is the generic name for Tagamet. Cimetidine reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. Cimetidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers and help treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and heartburn.

When should you take cimetidine?

  • Cimetidine works best when taken at least 30 minutes prior to eating. It also works when taken 30 minutes prior to drinking or eating foods known to cause heartburn.

What are the side effects of cimetidine?

  • The most common side effects of Cimetidine are diarrhea, nausea, or constipation, headache, skin rash, joint or muscle pain, feeling dizzy, depressed, or agitated.

Is cimetidine an antibiotic?

  • No, cimetidine is not an antibiotic.

Is cimetidine a PPI?

  • No, cimetidine is not a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Cimetidine belongs to a class of drugs commonly called H2 blockers. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach.

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