What is Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) used for?
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) is a type of drug known as a histamine receptor antagonist, which works by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced. It is used to treat conditions affecting the throat and stomach which are caused by excessive stomach acid, such as erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions. By reducing excess stomach acid, this drug helps to provide relief from symptoms such as heartburn, stomach pain, while also preventing damage to the digestive system.
How should I use Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine)?
The exact dosage for Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) varies, depending on the condition being treated. You may be told to take it once per day, just before going to bed, or else 2 to 4 times per day, with meals and just before you go to bed. Patients taking it as needed to relieve heartburn will sometimes be told to take it 1 to 2 times per day, 30 minutes before eating. If you are taking it as needed to relieve heartburn, you should not take it for more than 2 weeks, unless told to do so by your physician.
What are the side effects of Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine)?
Some possible side effects of Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) include:
If you notice an unusual heartbeat, coughing or changes in urination, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.