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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Tagamet (Overview)

Tagamet is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. Lonnie Smith
58 doctors shared insights

Tagamet (Overview)

Tagamet is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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What is the use of tagamet (cimetidine)?

What is the use of tagamet (cimetidine)?

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

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Typically, how long does it take cimetidine to work once taken with water ?

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

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10mg citalopram safe to take with tagamet (cimetidine)?

Should be okay: I think that the combination of citalopram 10 mg with tagamet (cimetidine) should be okay. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more

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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

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Can you explain if it's unsafe to split tagamet 300 (cimetidine) in half?

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 acid reflux or occasional gastritis its probably safe. ...Read more

Dr. Margaret Bia
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Cimetidine (Definition)

Cimetidine is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more