Drug interactions between Nexium and Tagamet
Interactions between your drugs
- Nexium is in the drug class proton pump inhibitors.
- Nexium is used to treat the following conditions:
- Tagamet is a member of the drug class H2 antagonists.
- Tagamet is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Nexium (esomeprazole)
Food may interfere with the absorption of esomeprazole. Esomeprazole should be taken at least one hour before meals and at the same time every day. When esomeprazole is given to patients receiving continuous enteral nutrition (tube feedings), the tube feeding should be interrupted for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the dose of esomeprazole. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Acid suppressant agents
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'acid suppressant agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'acid suppressant agents' category:
- esomeprazole (active ingredient in Nexium (esomeprazole))
- cimetidine (active ingredient in Tagamet (cimetidine))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.