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Tagamet Drug Information
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Cimetidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. Tagamet is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux disease/GERD). Decreasing extra stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as stomach pain, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (such as ulcers, cancer of the esophagus). Cimetidine belongs to a class of drugs commonly called H2 blockers. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. Tagamet is also available without a prescription. Tagamet is used to treat occasional heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach (also called acid indigestion or sour stomach). It is also used to prevent heartburn and acid indigestion caused by certain foods and beverages. If you are taking Tagamet for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions.)
How to Use Tagamet
Take Tagamet by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. If you are also taking antacids to relieve stomach pain as recommended by your doctor, separate them from Tagamet by at least 1 hour. Take Tagamet regularly as prescribed in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed. Continue to take Tagamet for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better. Stopping treatment too early may delay the healing process. If you are using nonprescription cimetidine for self-treatment of acid indigestion or heartburn, take 1 tablet by mouth with a glass of water as needed. To prevent heartburn, take 1 tablet by mouth with a glass of water right before or up to 30 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn. Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor. Do not take for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
Before taking cimetidine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other H2 blockers (such as famotidine, nizatidine, ranitidine); or if you have any other allergies. Tagamet may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Tagamet, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,immune system problems, kidney problems, liver problems, certain lung diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), diabetes, other stomach problems (such as tumors). Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition.heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain (especially with shortness of breath, unusual sweating), unexplained weight loss. In addition, before you self-treat with Tagamet,trouble/pain swallowing food, bloody vomit, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, bloody/black stools, heartburn for over 3 months, frequent chest pain, frequent wheezing (especially with heartburn), nausea/vomiting, stomach pain. Tagamet may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Do not use Tagamet to treat children younger than 12 unless directed by the doctor. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Tagamet, especially confusion and lung infection (pneumonia). Confusion can increase the risk of falling. During pregnancy, cimetidine should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Cimetidine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Tagamet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.dofetilide, epirubicin, ticlopidine, artemether, clopidogrel, lumefantrine, metformin, moclobemide, moricizine, quinidine, silver sulfadiazine. Tagamet can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include metoprolol, propranolol, tacrine, warfarin, zaleplon, calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem), tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline), theophylline, among others. Since cimetidine reduces the amount of acid in your stomach, it may also change the absorption of certain medications and affect how they work. Some examples of affected drugs include atazanavir, dasatinib, certain azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), levoketoconazole, pazopanib, among others. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if any of the medications you take are affected by cimetidine and how to manage this interaction. Cigarette smoking can affect Tagamet. Tell your doctor if you smoke and if you stop or start smoking while using Tagamet. Tagamet and similar H2 blockers (such as famotidine, nizatidine, ranitidine) are available both with and without a prescription. Do not take them at the same time.
Tagamet Side Effects
Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use Tagamet, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Tagamet do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, depression, hallucinations), trouble urinating, muscle/joint pain, breast swelling/soreness in males, decreased sexual ability (with very high doses of Tagamet), easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, cough, trouble breathing), fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine). A very serious allergic reaction to Tagamet is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Tagamet when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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