Tagamet

(cimetidine)

3.4/ 5 average rating with 632 reviewsforTagamet
Skip to: drug prices sectionSkip to: what to expect sectionSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: risks and warnings sectionSkip to: common concerns from users and pharmacists
ADVERTISEMENT

Treats heartburn.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

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

Lowest price near you
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $26.60
Quick facts about Tagamet
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cimetidine)

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.
Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Tagamet, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
People’s experience with Tagamet

632reviews so far. What do you think?

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.
Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Tagamet, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
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

632reviews so far. What do you think?

Prices and coupons

Skip prices section. Skip to what to expect section.
Prices and coupons for 60 (400mg) tablets of cimetidine near
Sign up now for a 30-day trial and save up to 95% at CVS, Kroger, Albertsons, and other pharmacies.
Learn more
See more prices and coupons in your area

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

Skip what to expect section. Skip to side effects section.
  • First few hoursHours
    First few daysDays
    First few weeksWeeks
    First few monthsMonths
  • Effectiveness
  • Full effects
  • First few hoursHours
    First few daysDays
    First few weeksWeeks
    First few monthsMonths
  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Enlarged breasts in men
Skip side effects section. Skip to risks and warnings section.

Side effect rates for Tagamet (cimetidine)

Risks and Warnings for Tagamet (cimetidine)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
    • 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)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
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.