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Cimetidine (Tagamet)

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Cimetidine (Tagamet)

What is the Generic Name for Tagamet?


What is the Trade Name for Cimetidine?


What are the Indications of Cimetidine (Tagamet)?

  • Treatment of duodenal ulcers
  • GERD, heartburn
  • Zollinger Ellison syndrome
  • Prevention of GI bleeding in critical patients.

What are the Actions of Cimetidine (Tagamet)?

Inhibits action of histamine leading to inhibition of gastric acid secretion

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cimetidine (Tagamet)?

Antiulcer agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cimetidine (Tagamet)?

Histamine H2 antagonist

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Date Published - Feb 22, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 26, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.