Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Cimetidine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may need to take Cimetidine for some time before the full benefits can be felt.
Cimetidine may be taken with food or at bedtime.
Do not take Cimetidine for more than 2 weeks unless directed by your doctor. If your gastric problems persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Cimetidine.
Alert your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.
Do not take Cimetidine for a long period of time unless instructed by your doctor. Let your doctor know if your gastric problem seems to be getting worse or if there is no improvement even with Cimetidine.
Do not give Cimetidine to children unless instructed by the doctor.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Why do I need this medicine?
Cimetidine is a gastric medicine.
It is used to treat conditions caused by excessive acidity in your stomach, such as stomach ulcers and reflux disease (also known as "heartburn", in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste).
Cimetidine can also be used to relieve stomach irritation and ulceration caused by certain painkillers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Cimetidine treats these conditions by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes.
What side effects could I experience?
Diarrhoea (usually mild), headache, confusion, nervousness are some of the more common side effects with Cimetidine. These are usually temporary and should go away when Cimetidine is stopped.
Cimetidine may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Let your doctor know if any side effects bother you or if they do not go away.
Less commonly, Cimetidine may cause other side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience unusual problems while being treated with Cimetidine.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- phenytoin (an epilepsy medicine)
- theophylline (an asthma medicine)
- nifedipine, isradipine, diltiazem, amiodarone (heart or blood pressure medicines)
- diazepam, amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, chlordiazepoxide (sleeping pills or mood medicines)
- metronidazole (an antibiotic)
- ketoconazole, itraconazole (antifungal medicines)
Alert your doctor if you are taking a blood-thinning medicine called clopidogrel.
Do not take antacids together with Cimetidine. If you must take antacids, take them at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after you have taken Cimetidine.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.