Cimetidine works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat various conditions of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) tract including:
Side effects of cimetidine include stomach pain, constipation, nausea, headaches and rarely blurred vision.
Signs that your conditions may require further medical attention include:
If you experience any of these symptoms mentioned above, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professionals immediately
Inform your healthcare professional if:
This medication may decrease the absorption of several vitamins and minerals such as:
Speak with your healthcare professionals to determine if you need to supplement these vitamins and minerals.
This medication interacts with many types of long-term medications. This may result in more side effects from your long-term medication, or may make other medications less effective. Medications affected by cimetidine include but are not limited to:
Inform your healthcare professionals if you are taking or intend to take any other medications, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin