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Why Do Babies Like Tags
Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more
Slippery: Who knows, really. But I thought after my first child I should have designed a toy to take advantage of that. But someone else figured it out: taggies - those adorable blankies and toys that are trimmed with tags. I think the answer lies in the fact that the tags are usually satin (nice slippery feel in fingers/mouth) and stick out from the shirt or toy. Appears to universal, though! ...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
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
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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
Yes: Unfortunately it does not work. Too bad. ...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
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
Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more
In Moderation: Cimetidine inhibits gastric alcohol dehydrogenase, interfering with alcohol breakdown. Blood alcohol levels could potentially increase substantially. People taking Cimetidine should avoid drinking alcohol in significant amounts within two hours of taking their medication. ...Read more
Diagnosis of barretts esophagus recently but prevacid (lansoprazole) + tagamet not helping after 3 months. What next?
My testicles really hurt after high dose of tagamet (cimetidine) is this because of the estrogen leeks urgabt please help?
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