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US Brand Name Tagamet
Generic Name Cimetidine
Other Brand Name Apo-Cimetidine
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 400 mg

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Introduction

Generic Tagamet is a medication recommending for treating and preventing some kinds of ulcers. The drug is also recommended for treating those conditions which produce excessive acid in the stomach. The drug belongs to group of drugs known as histamine receptor antagonists. The drug is available in various dosage strengths like 200mg, 400mg, 800 mg, etc. Generic Tagamet is sold in the market with the name Cimetidine tablets.


Use

Generic Tagamet is used for treating conditions associated with stomach, esophagus and intestines. The drug is also used for treating or preventing the following conditions: • Stomach or gastric ulcers • Duodenal ulcers • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome • Gastroesphageal reflux disease The key ingredient of the medication helps by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach.


Side effects

Like all other medications, even generic Tagamet shows certain side-effects. These adverse effects are experienced by few people. Some of the most common adverse effects of the condition are breast enlargement in males, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, etc. Irregular heartbeat, feeling faint, blistering skin rash, chest congestion, unusual weakness, etc. are some of the severe side-effects of the condition.


Composition

Cimetidine acts as key ingredient in the formulation of Cimetidine tablets.


Dosage and administration

Depending upon the cause, the dosage varies. For instance, if a person is taking Generic Tagamet for treating duodenal ulcers, 800mg tablet at bedtime is preferred. Similarly, for treating GERD, Tagamet dosage of 400mg, four times in a day for regular 12 weeks is recommended. The drug is taken at bedtime or with meals, along with full glass of water. If for the first few weeks, a person will not experience any kind of improvement, it does not mean that he should stop taking the medication. The medication may take 8 weeks to show its effectiveness. Moreover, it is important to not to smoke cigarettes while taking treatment, otherwise ulcers may take long span of time to heal.


Interaction

There are certain medicines which may interact with Tagamet. Some of those medications are medicines recommended for treating asthma, blood thinning, angina, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, cancer, psychiatric disorders, infections, pains, etc. These medications may interact with Generic Tagamet, thereby increasing the risk of side-effects. Therefore, it is advised before taking Cimetidine tablet, consultation with the doctor is pertinent.


Overdosage

Without making any delay, seek medical attention in case a person encounters with following symptoms like fainting, vomiting, nausea, extreme weakness, diarrhea, etc. These symptoms are the outcome of overdosage of medicine.