Are Tagamet and Prilosec the Same Thing?
Tagamet (cimetidine) and Prilosec (lansoprazole) are used to treat and prevent certain types of ulcer, to treat conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much acid, and to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Side effects of Prilosec that are different from Tagamet include stomach pain, fast or irregular heart rate, watery or bloody diarrhea, muscle cramps or weakness, jerky muscle movements, confusion, or feeling jittery.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Tagamet?
Common side effects of Tagamet include:
- blurred vision,
- dry eyes,
- dry mouth,
- abdominal bloating,
- stuffy nose,
- sinus pain, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects of Tagamet Injection including:
- decreased sweating,
- fast/irregular heartbeat,
- mental/mood changes (such as confusion, hallucinations, agitation, nervousness, unusual excitement),
- difficulty urinating, or
- decreased sexual ability.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Prilosec?
Common side effects of Prilosec include:
- stomach pain,
- fever, or
- cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat).
What Is Tagamet?
Tagamet Injection (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic that helps to control conditions such as peptic ulcers that involve excessive stomach acid production. The injectable form of Tagamet is also used to reduce saliva, nasal, lung, and stomach secretions and to help control heart rate during surgery. Tagamet Injection is available in generic form.
What Is Prilosec?
Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, which are all caused by stomach acid.
What Drugs Interact With Tagamet?
Tagamet may interact with amantadine, quinidine, antihistamines, decongestants, appetite suppressants, phenothiazines, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. During pregnancy, Tagamet should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Prilosec?
Prilosec may interact with digoxin, diuretics (water pills), blood thinners, antifungal medications such as ketoconazole, antibiotics such as ampicillin, iron, or methotrexate, and HIV or AIDS medications such as atazanavir and nelfinavir.
How Should Tagamet Be Taken?
How Should Prilosec Be Taken?
The recommended adult oral dose of Prilosec ranges from 20 mg to 60 mg once daily, depending on the condition being treated. For maximal efficacy, Prilosec tablets should be taken before meals, swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed or opened.
Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Tagamet Product Information.
FDA. Prilosec Product Information.