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Medicine For Cimetidine Allergy
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Unfortunately it does not work. Too bad. ...Read more
I'm 27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.
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 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
Yes: It is OK to split a Tagamet asplit a Tagamet tablet. ...Read more
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
Tagamet (cimetidine): I have not heard of any good clinical evidence that tagament has been indicated for the treatment of shingles. ...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 more
Caution: Cimetidine can impair your body's ability to break down alcohol, which means that you could get drunk on smaller amounts of alcohol than you normally would. Also, alcohol often worsens diseases for which you may be taking Cimetidine in the first place. I would avoid alcohol, but if the alcohol is important to you, you may want to be on a different stomach medicine. Good luck. ...Read more
How come my son ended up getting strep 3 days after started taking cephalixen, cetirizine, and cimetidine?
Confusing question: Strep is killed by cephalexin and a positive quick test would be possible because it will be so with dead germs. A positive culture would be less likely, but possible with a vigorous sampling technique. I would assume the strep was already present but additional testing confirmed it. ...Read more
How long would it take testosterone levels to return to normal after they were dropped from tagamet (cimetidine)?
Reversible: The reduction in testosterone that can occur with Cimetidine is caused by a reversible antagonism of testosterone synthesis - which means that if you are affected by this, then as soon as the drug is out of your body, your testosterone levels should return to previous levels. A level checked 2 weeks after stopping Cimetidine should be at your baseline. ...Read more
I was told by a friend of mine that certainOTC meds can boost opiate analgesics, especially us, we want relief but notincrease. Loperamide, cimetidine?
Narcotics: "Boost" here means an overall increase in pain relief through a synergistic effect of narcotics plus NSAIDS. They have different mechanisms of action. It doesn't mean that it "boosts" the narcotic mechanism of action. Loperamide IS a narcotic drug. Cimetidine is not a narc and is fine. ...Read more
Would tagamet (cimetidine) have the potential to effect a testosterone test the same day? In other. Words temporarily lower it for the test? Thanks so much
Tagamet (cimetidine) only: Affects testosterone at very high doses over a prolonged period of time. It is unlikely that one dose could lower the level enough to make the test abnormal. If there's a concern, stop the tagamet (cimetidine) and repeat the test at a later date. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
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