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Tagamet Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tagamet is a histamine blocker used to treat and prevent ulcers. It is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. It prevents the release of acid into the stomach. Tagamet is used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers.

Tagamet Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of cimetidine ranges from 400 mg once daily to 600 mg four times a day.
  • For children, the usual dosage based on the weight of the child.

Uses of Tagamet

  • Cimetidine is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tagamet

Before taken Tagamet medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tagamet. Side effects may include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations

Warnings and precautions before taking Tagamet:

  • If you are being treated for a liver or kidney disorder, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease, or are severely ill while you are taking Tagamet. Then you should notify your doctor.
  • If you have trouble swallowing or persistent abdominal pain, then you should not take tagamet HB; instead, you should consult with your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tagamet with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tagamet with the following:

  • Augmentin
  • Beta-blocking blood pressure drugs such as Inderal and Lopressor
  • Calcium-blocking blood pressure drugs such as Cardizem, Calan, and Procardia
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Overdose

Information concerning overdosage is limited. However, respiratory failure, an increased heartbeat, exaggerated side effect symptoms or reactions such as unresponsiveness may be signs of Tagamet overdose. So after taken Tagamet if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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