Compare Tagamet vs. Rolaids
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Tagamet (cimetidine) works well for heartburn, but may have more side effects than other medicines like it.
Rolaids (Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide) gives quick relief for heartburn, but don't expect it to last all day.
- 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.
- Works really fast.
- Available over the counter without a prescription.
- 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.
- Doesn't last very long.
- Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
- Some chalky aftertaste.
- Chewable tablet
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- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Drug interactions
- Chronic lung problems
- Lung problems
- Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
- Taking antibiotics
- Englarged breasts in men (gynecomastia)
- Taking the wrong medication
- High blood calcium
- Current kidney disease
- Kidney dialysis
- Hyperparathyroid disease
- Taking high doses of Vitamin D
- Kidney stones
- Previous kidney stones