Tagamet (Cimetidine) – 400mg Tablets
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Chemical Name: CIMETIDINE (sye-MET-i-deen)
This medicine is a histamine blocker used to treat and prevent ulcers. It is
also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This medicine may
also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM
YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking medicine for
cancer (nitrosoureas). ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be
needed if you are taking nifedipine, procainamide, quinidine, theophylline,
tricyclic antidepressants, warfarin, zaleplon, or medicine for high blood
pressure or heart conditions (beta blockers) or seizures. Inform your doctor of
any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. IF YOU
TAKE MORE THAN 1 DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE DAILY, take this medicine with, or
immediately after meals and at bedtime. ANTACIDS MAY BE USED with this medicine
unless directed otherwise by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room
temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take
it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed
dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE within a few weeks or if they become worse,
check with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either
prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include diarrhea, headache,
dizziness, or drowsiness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your
doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other.
If you take too
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include difficulty breathing, fast
heartbeat, tremors, vomiting, and restlessness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain
refills before your supply runs out.