Product Name: cimetidine injection
Contains: cimetidine hcl 200mg
Package: 2 ml ampoule * 10 tray *10/box
What is cimetidine?
Cimetidine is a stomach acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent certain types of stomach ulcer. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus and causes heartburn.
Over-the-counter (nonprescription) cimetidine is used to treat heartburn with sour stomach and acid indigestion, or to prevent these conditions when caused by certain foods or beverages.
Cimetidine side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
cimetidine may cause serious side effects. Stop using cimetidine and call your doctor at once if you have:
pain when swallowing;
bloody or tarry stools, cough with bloody mucus or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
changes in mood, anxiety, agitation;
confusion, hallucinations; or
breast swelling or tenderness.
Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults and those who are ill or debilitated.
Common side effects of cimetidine may include:
Before taking this medicine
Heartburn can mimic early symptoms of a heart attack. Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain that spreads to your jaw or shoulder and you feel anxious or light-headed.
You should not use cimetidine if you are allergic to cimetidine or other stomach acid reducers (such as ranitidine, famotidine, Zantac, Axid, and others)
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if cimetidine is safe to use if you have:
stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting;
frequent chest pain;
heartburn with wheezing;
unexplained weight loss;
heartburn lasting longer than 3 months; or
liver or kidney disease.
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.
You should not breastfeed while using cimetidine.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
How should I take cimetidine?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Cimetidine is usually taken with meals or at bedtime.
To prevent heartburn from foods or beverages, take cimetidine within 30 minutes before eating or drinking.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
It may take up to 8 weeks for an ulcer to heal. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.
Your ulcer may take longer to heal if you smoke cigarettes.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Do not take over-the-counter cimetidine for longer than 14 days without your doctor’s advice.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.