Cimetidine

Cimetidine

 

General English name: Cimetidine

Application: Treatment of diseases related to gastric acid - gastric reflux - gastric and duodenal ulcers - Helicobacter pylori infection - Zollinger-Zilson syndrome

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of cimetidine

Cimetidine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking cimetidine

Contraindications to the use of cimetidine

Cimetidine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of cimetidine on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Cimetidine

Special warnings and precautions while taking cimetidine

Cimetidine overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of cimetidine

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of cimetidine

Tablets, ampoules, syrups

 

Cimetidine Drug Information

Cimetidine belongs to a group of drugs that reduce the production of acid by the cells lining the stomach. These drugs are called histamine H2 receptor antagonists. But they are commonly called H2 inhibitors. Cimetidine is useful for treating diseases caused by overproduction of stomach acid. These diseases include stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastric reflux and indigestion.

Stomach acid is naturally produced for digestion. Too much acid can damage the lining of the stomach, resulting in inflammation, ulcers and other illnesses. Cimetidine works by reducing the production of acid in the stomach. This mechanism reduces the symptoms of the disease and helps to improve the healing process in the disease. The composition and action of drugs such as cimetidine help to prevent the production of gastric ulcers and the healing process of gastric ulcers.

 

Dosage and method of taking cimetidine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with cimetidine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of cimetidine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. There are different doses such as 200, 400 and 800 mg of this drug that the tablets may be prescribed once, twice or four times a day.
  • If you have bought cimetidine yourself for symptoms such as heartburn or indigestion, you can take a 200 mg tablet up to four times a day. You may need to take the pills for a day or two to control your symptoms. Take the tablet with drinking water. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, you should consult your doctor. You should not take this medicine for more than two weeks without consulting your doctor.
  • You can take cimetidine before or after a meal to prevent indigestion.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of cimetidine at the right time, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of cimetidine

Note the expiration date of cimetidine and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give cimetidine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with cimetidine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Cimetidine use during pregnancy and lactation

You should not use the drug arbitrarily during pregnancy and lactation. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of cimetidine on driving and working with machines

Cimetidine may confuse or make you drowsy, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Cimetidine

  • Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
  • Some drugs that may interact with cimetidine include cisapride, doptilide, epirubicin, ticlopidine, artemether, clopidogrel, lomfanthenine, metformin, muclobemide, moclobemine, moricidine, and moclobemide.
  • This drug can reduce the elimination of other drugs from your body and affect their function. Examples of affected drugs include metoprolol, propranolol, taristin, warfarin, zaleplon, calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem), tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline), and theophylline.
  • Some medications require stomach acid to be properly absorbed by the body. Cimetidine reduces stomach acid, so it affects the performance of some drugs. Some of the drugs that are affected by this drug are: atazanavir, dasatinib, pazopanib, delavirdin, specific azole antifungals (itraconazole), ketoconazole, ketoconazole (ketoconazole) )).
  • Check labels on all your medicines, especially painkillers or antipyretics (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), because their ingredients are similar to meloxicam and may cause side effects. Intensify. If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.
  • Smoking affects the performance and effectiveness of cimetidine. Tell your doctor if you smoke or have recently stopped smoking.
  • Cimetidine and other similar H2 blockers (such as famotidine, nizatidine, ranitidine) are also available over-the-counter, but do not use them together.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking cimetidine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cimetidine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have any of these symptoms: difficulty swallowing, blood loss, weight loss or if you are sick (nausea).
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

Side effects of cimetidine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling sick and stomach ache: Eat simple foods without spices.

Headache and dizziness: Drink plenty of water and fluids and ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Constipation: Drink plenty of water.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of cimetidine.

 

Cimetidine overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take cimetidine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as mental or mood changes, difficulty speaking, inability to stay awake, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of cimetidine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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