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I have red patches all over my body they itch.I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 of their stomach surgically removed to treat ulcers. Tagamet (cimetidine) significantly reduced stomach acid production allowing the ulcer to heal. It is not quite as strong for a better word as say Prilosec which blocks all acid production but at a low cost tagamet (cimetidine) 300 may be just fine. ...Read more
An old acid blocker: Tagamet (cimetidine), Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are H2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). OTC dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read more
My son was prescribed medicine of which Cimetidine 400mg is one of them. His 9 years old and weighs about 20kg. He is supposed to take one a day. He had two pills a few hours ago, should i be worried or will he be fine?
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of an H2 receptor antagonist overdose are: Abnormal heartbeat, Confusion, Diarrhea, Difficulty breathing, Dilated pupils, Drowsiness, Flushing, Low blood pressure, Nausea, Rapid heartbeat or slow heartbeat, Slurred speech, Sweating, Vomiting" REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002585.htm
Cimetidine: It starts working pretty quickly, the problem may be that your condition may take a little while to improve. It depends on what's being treated - gastritis or stomach ulcer. It takes sometimes up to 6 weeks for them to heal, although, improvement may be noted in 2-3 days already. ...Read more
Molluscum: Molluscum is caused by a virus and is a self-limited skin infection, meaning that it will resolve on its own, but can take a very long time. There are several treatments that are successful (freezing, imiquimod, etc) in shortening the course of skin lesions. Cimetidine may help, but there are potential side effects w cimetidine. Talk w your PCP or dermatologist to see which treatment is best. ...Read more
Very little: Tagamet (cimetidine), zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are h2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). Otc dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take a deep breath: Any time there is over ingestion of a medication, poison control is the most important and accurate source of information. They are available 24/7. You could also call your doctor or local er but i would avoid internet doctoring/ search engine shopping. ...Read more
Tagamet/Paracetamol: Some loss of paracetamol efficacy due to decrease absorption, otherwise safe if taken as needed. ...Read more
Not for allergies: H2 antagonists partially block acid secretion in the stomach. They don't do much (if anything) for allergies. I would use either oral H1 antihistamines (zyrtec, Allegra etc.), nasal sprays or eye drops. If these are not effective I would recommend seeing an allergist and considering allergy shots. ...Read more
I bought a pack of cimetidine tablets and noticed they smell bad, like rotten eggs. Is this normal or are they off? Exp date is 8/2015.
Very inexpensive.: May be a bad lot, or byproduct in manufacuring. Still should be good, but you can complain to your pharmacist and might get new product. But first ask them if they smell like that. Generic american product does not have this and is available over the counter without a prescription needed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer