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Drug information on Cimetidine (Cimetidine) from Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Cimetidine

  Capsule/ Tablet
Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Generic : Cimetidine
 10.19
200mg
10

Drug Name : Cimetidine

Cimetidine(Tagamet) generic Cimetidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, prescribed for heartburn and peptic ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid production in the stomach.
More Info about Cimetidine


Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Cimetidine may be prescribed


Side effects of Cimetidine

•   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea.

•   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, drowsiness and mental confusion.

•   Miscellaneous : Muscle pain, skin rash and breast enlargement in male.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose is 800mg at bedtime orally; maintenance- 400mg at bed time.

How to use Cimetidine?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with food.

When is Cimetidine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Cimetidine

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Cimetidine

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Cimetidine

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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