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Cimetidine Information

Cimetidine Benefits & Uses

Cimetidine is used to treat the following -

Cimetidine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Cimetidine

Cimetidine

Cimetidine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cimetidine is used -

  1. Headache Common
  2. Dizziness Common
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Infection
  5. Fever Mild
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Urine Retention
  8. Pancreatic inflammation
  9. Decreased blood pressure
  10. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Cimetidine Related Warnings

Is the use of Cimetidine safe for pregnant women?

Cimetidine has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Cimetidine without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Cimetidine safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Cimetidine. If you see any side effects, stop taking Cimetidine immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Cimetidine again, only after your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Cimetidine on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Cimetidine on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Cimetidine on the Liver?

Side effects of Cimetidine rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Cimetidine on the Heart?

Cimetidine is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Cimetidine with Other Drugs

Cimetidine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Codeine

    Aspirin(ASA),Paracetamol,Caffeine

      Cimetidine Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cimetidine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Liver Disease
      2. Kidney Disease
      3. Gastric Cancer
      4. Smoking Addiction
      5. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

      Frequently asked Questions about Cimetidine

      Is this Cimetidine habit forming or addictive?

      No, there is no any evidence that Cimetidine is addictive.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Cimetidine. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but consume Cimetidine only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Cimetidine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

      Cimetidine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Cimetidine

      Taking Cimetidine with food is safe.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Cimetidine

      Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Cimetidine with alcohol.

      Unknown
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tagamet HB 200
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 649-650
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 641-643
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