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Tagamet

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Generic Name: Cimetidine
Product Name: Tagamet

Indication

The use of Cimetidine is indicated in the following conditions
Peptic ulcer disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Prevention of stress ulcers
Scleroderma oesophagus
Heartburn

Action

Cimetidine acts to reduce the production of acid in the stomach

Dose advice

Peptic ulcer disease
The initial recommended dose is 800 mg a orally day given as a single evening dose or as 2 divided doses for 4â??8 weeks or if required 200 mg can be given intravenously or intramuscularly every 4â??6 hours (this should be changed to oral therapy as soon as possible)
Maintenance dosing is 400 mg a day orally given as a single evening dose or as 2 divided doses

Heartburn
200mg orally given up to four times a day for 4â??8 weeks.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
400mg orally twice a day

Prevention of Stress ulcers
200â??400 mg orally or intravenously every 4â??6 hours until risk factors are removed

Children
Neonates (Less than one month of age): 5 mg/kg given orally or intravenously every 6 hours
Infants and children: 5â??10 mg/kg given orally or intravenously every 6 hours

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

Headache
Fatigue
Dizziness
Confusion especially in elderly people
Diarrhoea
Constipation
Rash

Uncommon side effects

Development of breast tissue in males
Decreased libido
Impotence

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For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 16 July, 2017


Created by: myVMC