Cimetidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Over-the-counter cimetidine is used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Cimetidine is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach.
If it is to be helpful you will notice an improvement in your symptoms soon after starting the medicine.
- Cimetidine Information for Consumers
- Cimetidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cimetidine (detailed)
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