I have heard of individuals that had issues with warts that, after starting Tagamet, have had their warts disappear in a short time.
Tagamet - Has Tagamet Been Proven to Eliminate Warts?
Question posted by kdsutton on 12 Sep 2011
Last updated on 22 May 2020
Way back when I was in middle school, probably early 1990’s I had dozens of little flat looking warts that covered one arm from my wrist to my elbow. I didn’t even realize they were warts, but went to the doc and he prescribed Tagamet. I don’t know what the dosage was, but I do remember the warts completely disappeared within a few weeks and have never returned after all these years! I don’t know if I have ever reviewed anything before, but knowing that some people battle warts for years I wanted to share what worked for me.
My daughter has struggled with warts on her fingers and we’ve tried the freezing method. They have returned and are spreading. After reading this I’m going to talk to the dermatologist about trying Tagamet along with the freeze and see if that gets rid of them for good.
I have had a tremendous struggle with flat warts for about 2 years now. I am a female, so the shaving spread the warts rapidly throughout my legs and some even spread to my face. My dermatologist suggested cryotherapy, so I went through with it multiple times in a two year span although it was very painful considering the large amount of flat warts on my legs. It was extremely embarrassing having all of the blistering and scarring to deal with wearing shorts. Not to mention, the warts always came back (even worse than before). About a month ago, I realized that I had it with cryotherapy because it was pointless. My dermatologist prescribed fluorouracil 5% cream for the few flat warts on my face and Cimetidine 800 mg tablets 3 per day for the warts on my legs. We were both slightly hesitant at first considering the little knowledge on these drugs being used for flat warts, but taking them was the BEST decision of my life. My warts were gone within about 2 weeks with no pain at all.
There is very little to read about flat warts online and I am not the type to leave reviews about anything on the internet but I have had a long struggle with flat warts and understand how terrible and embarrassing they can be. I really hope I can help anyone struggling and can hopefully prevent the useless pain of cryotherapy. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask!
My daughter has been taking Tagamet (400 mgs a day) and multivitamin for 2 months with excellent results. She had 100's of warts on her feet, legs, arms, hands, mouth, face, eyelids. We had been going to Dermatologist for over 3 yrs, they tried everything, nothing worked. I took her to a different Dermatologist because this poor child was embarrassed to show her hands or even be sock free. This new Dermatologist prescribed Tagamet and the multivitamin and told us to give it 3 months, but we should start to see results within 3-4 weeks... we did. Two months later, she is wart free on her feet, arms, face, mouth, eye lids. She has only 3 warts left on her hands and they were the largest ones, they have shrunk to a 1/4 of the size they were and I expect they will be gone within the month. So YES!! Tagamet works.
Yes if you take tagamet for at least 7 days and use the cold version of an over the counter wart remover, I can't remember the brand of it, it will work.
My daughter had it treated by the freeze spray by the doctor 5 times and nothing happened. Out of frustration he said try taking tagamet and using Compound W OTC at the same time and it worked. We were shocked how quickly it worked especially after all the months of the doctor trying to freeze it off. Hope this helps someone.
Some studies have suggested cimetidine (Tagamet) is effective for multiple resistant warts, and many dermatologists believe this. However, a recent double-blind controlled study showed no beneficial effect compared with placebo. Supporters of this treatment feel it is more effective in children than adults. The dose is 20 to 40 mg per kg per day to a maximum of 3.5 g per day in adults. A three to four-month trial is usually undertaken.
Tagamet is a medication that reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. The prescription version of the drug is used to treat conditions such as gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Tagamet HB (the over-the-counter version of the drug) is used to treat conditions such as heartburn. The most common side effects of the drug include headaches, dizziness, and drowsiness.
Tagamet for warts, you would have to seek advice from a doc, please.
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