Cimetidine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Cimetidine?

(sye MET i deen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat gastrointestinal ulcers caused by infection.

• This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach.

• This medicine is used to treat syndromes caused by huge amounts of stomach acid.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

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