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Dr. Margaret Bia
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Cimetidine (Definition)

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When our son was 11, he had warts on his hands. He took tagamet (cimetidine) orally and this took care of it?

Warts and tagamet (cimetidine): There are both studies and anecdotal reports of tagamet (cimetidine) helping pediatric warts. I have had intermittent success with it, but most pediatric warts respond to chemical destruction painlessly, so I rarely have a need for it. ...Read more

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My plantar wart seems to be drying up and it 's less tender. Is the wart dying? Being treated with aldara/duct tape and tagamet (cimetidine).

My plantar wart seems to be drying up and it 's less tender. Is the wart dying? Being treated with aldara/duct tape and tagamet (cimetidine).

Yes: Aldara (imiquimod) is an antiviral. This combined with thetagamet are probably doing the job. Though not completely understood, tagamet frequently does seem to help. ...Read more

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20 year old daughter with painful plantar wart which has been resistant to normal OTC treatments. Read that tagamet (cimetidine) may help. Any harm in trying?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) is an OTC antacid, some benefit in studies, low potential for side effects. It is probably not going to work alone, but not going to cause problems either. In my experience plantar warts on the bottom of the foot only respond to cantharidin ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Recommended dosage of cimetidine for 20 yr old to treat paintful plantar wart? Other OTCs not working, want to try this before more invasive measures.

800mg BID: The average dose I use in stubborn warts is 800mg twice a day for the average 150 lb person. Cimetidine usually won't work by itself for warts. The theory behind a H2 antihistamine is that chronic warts are sensitive to moisture and PH changes. Tagamet (cimetidine) will lower gastric Acid over time causing overall body PH to increase slightly. Use with a topical wart remover. Also keep feet dry. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

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

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Can you tell me about taking tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

Can you tell me about taking tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

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

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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

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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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Can I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is the preferred drug because tagamet has a number of significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Tagamet (cimetidine): I have not heard of any good clinical evidence that tagament has been indicated for the treatment of shingles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tagamet (cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine)?

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

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Could I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and tagamet together?

Yes.: However, tagamet (cimetidine) is an unusual medication these days; other acid reducers work longer in smaller doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) in the am and tagamet 200 mg at might?

Yes: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a potent acid blocker that provides excellent 24 hour acid suppression coverage. For patients that have breakthrough reflux at night taking a pepcid, zantac or tagamet at night as an adjunct is safe and effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does tagamet (cimetidine) affect free testosterone? Same day of test

How does tagamet (cimetidine) affect free testosterone? Same day of test

Chronic tagamet (cimetidine): Particularly at high dose, can decrease testosterone levels. Use another h2 agent such as Pepcid (famotidine) with doesn't cause the problem. ...Read more

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Hi if your testosterone is raised from tagamet (cimetidine) how long until it declines again?

Hi if your testosterone is raised from tagamet (cimetidine) how long until it declines again?

T is lowered: Tagamet (cimetidine) does not increase testosterone. In fact it blocks testosterone production and allows estrogen levels to increase. This increase in estrogen allows breast development in men - called gynecomastia. ...Read more

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How long would it take testosterone levels to return to normal after they were dropped from tagamet (cimetidine)?

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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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

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

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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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Is it okay to drink alcohol once a week if I am taking tagamet (cimetidine)?

Is it okay to drink alcohol once a week if I am taking tagamet (cimetidine)?

That depends on: How bad you esophageal reflux is and how much you drink. In general, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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