Tagamet

(cimetidine)

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Treats heartburn.

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Our bottom line

Tagamet (cimetidine) works well for heartburn, but may have more side effects than other medicines like it.

Quick facts about Tagamet
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cimetidine)
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Upsides

  • Lasts longer than other medicines like it so you may not need to take it as frequently.
  • Affordable as an over-the-counter or generic medicine.

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Downsides

  • Does not work as fast as antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids.
  • May not work as well if you have an inflammed esophagus. Your doctor will assess which medicine is best for you.
  • May not be the best option if you are elderly or have kidney or liver problems.
  • Can interfere with how other medicines work.

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How it works

Tagamet (cimetidine) reduces acid production in your stomach.

Quick facts about Tagamet
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cimetidine)

Used for

  • Active duodenal ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer prophylaxis
  • Active gastric ulcer

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
People’s experience with Tagamet

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What to expect when you take Tagamet (cimetidine) for Reduces stomach acid

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Side effect rates for Tagamet (cimetidine)

Risks and Warnings for Tagamet (cimetidine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Elderly
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
    • Dementia

    Tagamet (cimetidine) can cause confusion if you have kidney or liver problems, dementia, or if you are over 60 years old. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about alternative medicines if you have any of these conditions.

Common concerns from people taking Tagamet (cimetidine)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Tagamet (cimetidine) can cause confusion if you have kidney or liver problems, dementia, or if you are over 60 years old. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about alternative medicines if you have any of these conditions.
  • May not be the best option if you are elderly or have kidney or liver problems.