cimetidine, Tagamet HB (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Cimetidine is used for the treatment of duodenal ulcers, active gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), pathological hypersecretory conditions (for example, Zollinger Ellison syndrome), heartburn and the prevention of gastrointestinal bleeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects due to cimetidine are rare and generally reversible once the medication is stopped. Minor side effects include:

Major side effects include confusion and hallucinations (usually in elderly or critically ill patients), enlargement of the breasts; impotence (usually seen in patients on high doses for prolonged periods); decreased white blood cell counts.

Other side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2015

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