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 (sĭ-mĕt′ĭ-dēn′, -dīn′)
A histamine receptor antagonist, C10H16N6S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

[Alteration of cy(ano-) + met(hyl) + (guan)idine.]


(Pharmacology) a drug used to suppress the formation of acid by the stomach and so to encourage the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Formula: C10H16-N6S


(saɪˈmɛt ɪˌdin)

a substance, C10H16N6S, used for inhibiting gastric secretion in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.
[1975–80; probably ci-, resp. of cy(ano)-2 + met(hyl) + (guan)idine]
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Noun1.cimetidine - a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
histamine blocker - a medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux; works by blocking the effects of histamine on the receptor site known as H2
alkaliser, alkalizer, antacid, antiacid, gastric antacid - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
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Of the elderly patients ([greater than or equal to]65 years) 79 received omeprazole, 39 cimetidine and 36 ranitidine; of the young patients (<65 years) 200 received omeprazole, 94 cimetidine and 102 ranitidine.
In fact, Bradlow notes, cimetidine -widely prescribed to treat stomach ulcers -- has "caused [breast enlargement] in men who take it:' Human studies conducted by his group show that cimetidine also inhibits formation of the 2-metabolite, increasing production of the highly estrogenic 16metabolite.
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For quicker relief, use an H2 blocker such as cimetidine (Tagamet) or ranitidine (Zantac), or an antacid (e.
Those drugs include: cimetidine (Tagamet and the OTC formulation Tagamet HB), fluconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, etravirine, felbamate, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, and ticlodipine.
According to the new findings H2 blocker drugs like Famotidine, Cimetidine and Ranitidine, administered to pregnant women for reducing acid influx can be safely used.
The medicines range from the highly anticholinergic--such as tolterodine, Parkinson's disease drugs such as amantadine (Symmetrel), the anti-reflux medication cimetidine (Tagamet) and allergy or sleep medications containing diphenhydramine (Benadryl)--to other drugs with weaker anticholinergic effects, including anti-reflux drugs such as ranitidine, the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) and the diuretics ("water pills") furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide.
Acetonitrile and acetic acid were of Rancham Fine Chemicals Limited New Delhi, India, acetylsalicylic acid and indomethacin were procured from Sigma-Aldrich Corporation USA, whereas cimetidine was of M/s Cadila pharmaceutical Company India.
Therefore, concomitant use of tizanidine with other CYPA12 inhibitors, such as zileuton, other fluoroquinolones, antiarrhythmics (amiodarone, mexiletine, propafenone, and verapamil), cimetidine, famotidine, oral contraceptives, acyclovir, and ticlopidine should be ordinarily avoided," the letter said.
A: IVAX currently offers Cimetidine, Ranitidine and Famotidine and O-T-C softgels, cough/cold products, laxatives, analgesics and Vitamin E.