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What is the definition or description of: Cimetidine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Cimetidine overdose?

Cimetidine overdose: 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

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Dr. Margaret Bia
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What is the treatment for cimetidine overdose?

What is the treatment for cimetidine overdose?

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

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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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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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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