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what is the use of tagamet (cimetidine)?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Reduces stomach acid: Tagamet ( cimetidine) reduces production of stomach acid through blocking h2 receptors on the gastric parietal cell. This helps reduce aid indigestion / heartburn and can help heal erosions of the lining of either the esophagus or stomach. The h2 blockers are not as potent as the proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
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Stomach acid reducer: Tagamet (cimetidine) is one of the older drugs used for stomach and duodenal ulcers. Before tagamet (cimetidine) persons on occasion had to have part ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Yes: It is OK to split a Tagamet asplit a Tagamet tablet.
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Probably okay: The original tagamet (cimetidine) was 150 mg the 300 is a double strength. Its best to ask your physician who prescribed it but if this is simply for ... Read More

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