Tagamet

Last updated on RxList: 3/1/2021
Drug Description

What is Tagamet and how is it used?

Tagamet is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of heartburn, Benign Gastric Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions and Renal Impairment. Tagamet may be used alone or with other medications.

Tagamet belongs to a class of drugs called Histamine H2 Antagonists.

What are the possible side effects of Tagamet?

Tagamet may cause serious side effects including:

  • pain when swallowing,
  • bloody or tarry stools,
  • cough with bloody mucus,
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds,
  • mood changes,
  • anxiety,
  • agitation,
  • confusion,
  • hallucinations, and
  • breast swelling or tenderness

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Tagamet include:

  • headache, and
  • diarrhea

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Tagamet. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

READ THE DIRECTIONS AND WARNINGS, INCLUDING THOSE PRINTED ON THE INSIDE OF THE CARTON, BEFORE TAKING THIS PRODUCT.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient

(in each tablet) Cimetidine 200mg

Indications & Dosage

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INDICATIONS

Purpose

Acid reducer

Uses

  • relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach
  • prevents heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating ordrinking certain foods and beverages

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

  • adults and children 12 years and older:
    • to relieve symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water
    • to prevent symptoms, swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water right before or any time up to 30 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn
    • do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Other Information

  • store at 15-30°C (59-86°F)

HOW SUPPLIED

Active Ingredient

(in each tablet) Cimetidine 200mg

Inactive Ingredients

cellulose, corn starch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide

Keep out of reach of children.

Questions or comments?

call toll-free 1-800-482-4394 (English/Spanish) weekdays

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information required

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information required. Please refer to the WARNINGS section.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Allergy Alert: Do not use if you are allergic to cimetidine or other acid reducers

Do not use

  • if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
  • with other acid reducers

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • frequent chest pain
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • theophylline (oral asthma medicine)
  • warfarin (blood thinning medicine)
  • phenytoin (seizure medicine)

If you are not sure you are taking one of these medicines, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • stomach pain continues
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

PRECAUTIONS

Included as part of the WARNINGS section.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information required

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information required

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Allergy Alert: Do not use if you are allergic to cimetidine or other acid reducers

Do not use

  • if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
  • with other acid reducers

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • frequent chest pain
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • theophylline (oral asthma medicine)
  • warfarin (blood thinning medicine)
  • phenytoin (seizure medicine)

If you are not sure you are taking one of these medicines, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • stomach pain continues
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

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