Drug Information

Generic Name:

Cimetidine

Pronunciation:

sih-MET-ih-deen

Product Name:

Tagamet

Category:

H-2 antagonists

How is it given?:

by mouth (PO), intravenous (IV)

Uses:

Prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers, treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)

Comment:

Commonly used drug in critically ill patients to prevent stomach ulcers.

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