Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug, C10H16N6S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcers.

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  • n. A histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits the production of acid in the stomach, mainly used to treat heartburn and peptic ulcers, but notorious for causing male impotence.

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  • n. a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid

Etymologies

Alteration of cy(ano-) + met(hyl) + (guan)idine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • However, a different type of acid-reducing drug called cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB, and generics) also inhibits the CYP 2C19 enzyme and should not be taken with Plavix.

    Avoid dangerous combination: Blood thinner Plavix with some heartburn drugs

  • However, a different type of acid-reducing drug called cimetidine Tagamet, Tagamet HB, and generics also inhibits the CYP 2C19 enzyme and should not be taken with Plavix.

    Avoid dangerous combination: Blood thinner Plavix with some heartburn drugs

  • Your first and best bet is to try an inexpensive over-the-counter antacid like Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums, or acid-reducing drugs called H2 blockers, such as cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), nizatidine (Axid AR), and ranitidine (Zantac 75, Zantac 150).

    Hold the heartburn on Thanksgiving

  • Because foals which are sick are prone to gastric ulceration, drugs that help suppress gastric secretions also are used, such as cimetidine or famotidine.

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  • Drugs that reduce acid production by the stomach such as cimetidine (Tagamet) may inhibit iron absorption and these tablets should not be taken simultaneously.

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  • Another hit suggested that cimetidine, an ulcer drug, might be effective in lung cancer.

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  • They include cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), and ranitidine (Zantac 75).

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  • Many prescription drugs can interfere with sperm development, most commonly cimetidine (Tagamet), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid).

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  • The ulcer drug cimetidine Tagamet can increase estrogen levels and depress normal sperm formation.

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  • Ā  And antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums or acid-reducing drugs, such as cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid), and ranitidine (Zantac) can also provide relief.

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