What is the different b/w ZANTAC ( Ranitidine ) & Tagamet (cimetidine ) ?
Asked by Rosana Honigsberg 4 months ago.
Cimetidine (Tagamet) and ranitidine (Zantac) belong to the same class of acid suppressing agents called histamine receptor antagonists and if given in equal doses work equivalently. On the other hand, omeperazole (Prilosec) and lansoprazole (Prevacid) are proton pump inhibitors and are very potent inhibitors of acid secretion. Most physicians will initially try cimetidine or ranitidine prior to considering the more costly proton pump inhibitors. Patients whose symptoms do not respond to histamine receptor antagonists will often obtain relief with proton pump inhibitors. In clinical trials where patients with erosive esophagitis and peptic ulcer disease are studied, patients report better symptom relief with proton pump inhibitors. Furthermore, faster healing rates are also seen with proton pump inhibitors. I hope you find this information helpful. Answered by Lashon Phenes 4 months ago.
Both are inhibitors of the gastric secretion by blocking the H2 receptors. As far as i know the difference is in the chemical structure, cimetidine is a imidazol derivate and raditidine is a furanic derivate( not sure of the correct translation) Answered by Ema Brautigam 4 months ago.
Cimetidine And Ranitidine Answered by Ellyn Hribar 4 months ago.
What kinds of anxiety medicine can I take while taking cimetidine?
I have been having stomach problems and am also having anxiety panic attacks I was prescribed anxiety medicine but it has side effects like seizures and coma I have tried to take it but it is causing me to have anxiety all day long. Doctor wont change meds and refuses to help me if I dont take them so I was just...
Asked by Marni Kingore 4 months ago.
I have been having stomach problems and am also having anxiety panic attacks I was prescribed anxiety medicine but it has side effects like seizures and coma I have tried to take it but it is causing me to have anxiety all day long. Doctor wont change meds and refuses to help me if I dont take them so I was just wondering what medicines I could take. Thank you in advance for any help. PLEASE I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE. Answered by Deidre Devoe 4 months ago.
For the most part medications (there are a couple of exceptions) for anxiety have minimal interactions with Tagamet (cimetidine) and as long as your doctor knows you are taking the Tagamet he will only prescribe medication that can be safely taken with Tagamet. What medication were you prescribed or anxiety? You also need to understand that ALL medications have the potential to cause serious side effects- just because seizure and coma are listed as side effects does not mean you need to be too concerned (unless you have other risk factors). There are three basic groups of medication for anxiety: 1) Antidepressants (eg., Lexapro, Cipralex (escitalopram), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Effexor XR (venlafaxine extended-release), Anafranil (clomipramine), Elavil (amitriptyline), and others) 2) Benzodiazepines (eg., Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin, Rivotril (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), Serax (oxazepam), and others) 3) "Other" (eg., BuSpar (buspirone), Vistaril, Atarax (hydroxyzine), and Lyrica (pregabalin) Since you said taking the medication you were prescribed makes your anxiety worse then I will assume you are taking an antidepressant. In general antidepressants are extremely effective for treating anxiety disorders HOWEVER often they worsen anxiety for a few weeks and antidepressants don't start to work for at least 2 weeks and full benefit typically takes 4-6 weeks. Is you anxiety a new problem? Did it start at the same time as your stomach problems? Is there any reason you know of that would be causing you panic attacks? I ask because antidepressants are typically not the best choice if you are suffering from an acute problem rather than a chronic anxiety disorder and stomach problems is a common symptom of anxiety. If you are indeed taking an antidepressant I would go back to see your doctor, explain how it is causing you significant anxiety and you are not able to tolerate it. Assuming he is a half-decent doctor he should be willing to work with you. If he refuses to work with you to find the best treatment and will not consider any other medication then you should really consider finding a new doctor. It may also be good to get a psychiatrist although that can take time and can be pricey so in most cases its best to have a general practitioner try one or two medications before seeing a specialist unless your problem is highly complex and severe. One thing you might bring up with you doctor (again assuming you are taking antidepressants) is to add a benzodiazepine to the antidepressant for 2-4 weeks. Benzodiazepines provide relief of anxiety in under 1 hr (20-60 min depending on the drug) and thus your symptoms will get better very quickly. Benzodiazepines also reduce/eliminate many of the common side effects antidepressants cause. If you take a benzodiazepine for a few weeks it will give the antidepressant time to work (and the side effects should dissipate) and hopefully you will be able to stop the benzodiazepine and only take the antidepressant. A number of studies have actually shown taking a benzodiazepine for a few weeks when starting an antidepressant is a more effective treatment, is typically better tolerated, and benefits from the antidepressant can occur more quickly. If your anxiety is a primarily acute problem then it might be best to just use a benzodiazepine for a few weeks until the problem is better. The most commonly used benzodiazepines are: Xanax (alprazolam) typical starting dose 0.25-0.5 mg 3-4 times daily (max 4 mg/day, 10 mg for panic disorder) Ativan (lorazepam) typical starting dose 0.5-1 mg three times daily (max 10 mg/day) Klonopin, Rivotril (clonazepam) typical starting dose 0.25-0.5 mg twice daily (max 4 mg/day, 10 mg for panic disorder) Answered by Milagro Fors 4 months ago.
~It sounds like you've already seen a specialist, you were diagnosed, correct? He or she will have an idea what to prescribe. I'm not a doctor, but I think you may also suffer from depression. Being tired all the time is a "symptom" of something else. Buspar is good for anxiety, but it will make you tired. Your doctor will probably prescribe an antidepressant. It's hard to say what will work, a lot is just hit and miss until they find the right one. Good luck.~ BTW; I'm on EFFEXOR, it's the only antidepressant that worked for me. You just never know, everyone is different. Because one works for me, doesn't mean it will work for you and vise versa. Klonopin/Valium/Xanax are highly addictive and "should" only be used short term. Answered by Barry Ringelheim 4 months ago.
Without knowing specifically what drug your doctor prescribed I can't tell you if it interacts or not. What I can tell you is that their are other drugs in the same class as cimetidine which do not interact with as many drugs as cimetidine does, I would suggest looking into famotadine or ranitidine. Answered by Tyler Ben 4 months ago.
Bleeding ulcer & tagamet (cimetidine)?
my uncle has a bleeding stomache ulcer, and i was wondering if anyone out there know's if cimetidine will help, or possibly cure it completly, is there anyone out there that has taken cimetidine for a bleeding stomache ulcer? does it work? make it go away completly, or are bleeding ulcers perminanent? what are...
Asked by Annis Schroeder 4 months ago.
my uncle has a bleeding stomache ulcer, and i was wondering if anyone out there know's if cimetidine will help, or possibly cure it completly, is there anyone out there that has taken cimetidine for a bleeding stomache ulcer? does it work? make it go away completly, or are bleeding ulcers perminanent? what are the side affects? i read that it develops breats in men, is that true ? any information will help, thank youu !! Answered by Chae Wiggens 4 months ago.
Your uncle needs to be checked to find out if he had the H. Pyloric Bacterium, if he has it, two weeks of antibiotics can get rid of it. It is what cause ulcers. Cimetidine is to control acid and it helps the pain a little, but does not cure or get rid of the Bacterium. Get him check for H. Pyloric Bacterium, it is a germ that screws itself into the stomach lining and eats away, bleeding ulcers are very bad, they can perforate and dump the contents of the stomach into the abdominial cavity, and this requires immediate surgery. Answered by Sheri Lavy 4 months ago.
Is Omeprazole the same thing as Cimetidine?
Asked by Frederick Schellman 4 months ago.
Omeprazole = Prilosec, Cimetidine = Tagamet Both are used for similar problems (acid reflux, "gerd"), but are completely different substances. Answered by Era Bish 4 months ago.
Seems like indigestion. Indigestion will also be combined with many symptoms and for some individuals it may be feeling like a heart attack or bloated emotions for flatulence "storing up" of their stomach. Oftentimes men and women eat the same sort of foopd and react otherwise to it so that can give an explanation for your exclusive reaction. Are attempting logging a food diary for 2 weeks and see how you react to each meal and you can seeing rather of a sample. With any bodily hassle it is usually rough todistinguish problems in the beginning however preserving an eye fixed more keen to it routinely makes a change. Indigestion tiers from a sort of indicators and symptomsa so at some point you might have A and one more meal later you could have B after which C with B an extra day. Learn up a little bit on it and also you maybe amazed. Answered by Hung Talboti 4 months ago.
Nope they both deal with stomach acid, but they actually do two differnt things look it up One removes the acid, and the other removes something over time idk lol Answered by Chad Breath 4 months ago.
How long for cimetidine liquid to leave her body? for small dog-15lb?
I think its causing my maltese poodle to have rapid breathing? She had surgery on wed last wk, abscess anal gland) on Thursday she regurgitated her food-vet put her on 0.75ml of Cimetidine liquid every 8hrs. I believe that is about when she began the panting and rapid breathing. I told the vet-he didn't say...
Asked by Belinda Kietzman 4 months ago.
I think its causing my maltese poodle to have rapid breathing? She had surgery on wed last wk, abscess anal gland) on Thursday she regurgitated her food-vet put her on 0.75ml of Cimetidine liquid every 8hrs. I believe that is about when she began the panting and rapid breathing. I told the vet-he didn't say anything. I gave her 0.60ml (a smaller than prescribed dose) a few hours ago-Sat at 9pm. How long till this gets out of her system? I called emer vet they said there wasn't an antidote. I read about the side effects on the web and figured that was why she was panting with rapid breathing (body moving up and down). She is eating, drinking, peeing/pooping. This med can cause insomnia,too. very worried about her. Another night of no sleep-checking on her constantly. I have brought her back to the vet every day after the surgery-for hydration and to check on her. Where ever they shaved her, the skin it flared up very red and irritated. I think could be food allergies..? Just worried about her. thanks for your advice. Answered by Robin Stubbert 4 months ago.
i personally think it is ridiculous the vet even prescribed this ... for use in dogs, it is not the same as people, and it seems your vet has prescribed it for people reasons ... i would stop it right away ... and the drug itself has a short half-life so should leave the dogs system in under a day ... the half-life is approximately 2 hours for cimetidine ... when my dog had surgery, where she was shaved got red and itchy too but cleared on it's own ... and no need to keep bringing the dog to the vet for hydration ??? what is that about ... i sure hope you are not paying for all these follow-up visits ... i can see the surgical area needing to be checked, but hydration, you already said the dog was drinking ... and it would not be unusual for a dog who had been under anesthetic for a surgery (the dog was probably fasted before the surgery too) to vomit the next day ... and to prescribe cimetidine is so beyond comprehension, you could have just given the dog a gravol ... i wonder how much this vet is making off of you ... i hope your pup is feeling better soon ... i don't think it is food allergies, it is just a dog recovering from surgery ... Answered by Ian Shaikh 4 months ago.
What are the gastric acids omeprazole and cimetidine act on?
Asked by Shalonda Kirchgesler 4 months ago.
The major gastric acid is hydrochloric acid HCl. Omeprazole and cimetidine both act to reduce the production of HCl by different mechanisms: omeprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor which reduces the transport of H+ into the gastric mucosal cells, and cimetidine is a H2-antagonist which blocks the action of histamine (at the H2-receptor on the surface of the cells) to produce acid. Omeprazole is more effective than cimetidine. Answered by Ambrose Millich 4 months ago.
Can you guys rank from most to least the acid neutralizing ability of these drugs?
cimetidine, atropine sulfate and sodium bicarbonate
Asked by Tova Sergeant 4 months ago.
Sodium Bicarb, cimetidine, atropine. Sodium bicarb and cimetidine work in completely different ways though, so it's hard to rank the two. Sodium bicarb is the fastest of all of them, but cimetidine might be better at controlling acid long term. Answered by Fredrick Legra 4 months ago.
Can CIMETIDINE (TAGAMENT) for humans be used for horses?
I have a horse that has melanoma tumors. There are no vets around here that can give me a prescription to get CIMETIDINE. It's used to prevent the spread of the melanomas. I was wondering if I can get CIMETIDINE used for humans and use it on my horse. These would be 400mg pills. For a 1000 pound horse its like...
Asked by Alayna Parras 4 months ago.
I have a horse that has melanoma tumors. There are no vets around here that can give me a prescription to get CIMETIDINE. It's used to prevent the spread of the melanomas. I was wondering if I can get CIMETIDINE used for humans and use it on my horse. These would be 400mg pills. For a 1000 pound horse its like 1500-1600mg 3 times a day. for 3 months. So, I'm thinking that daily I can give three different doses equaling 12 pills. Four in the morning, four at noon, and four in the afternoon or night. Is Cimetidine for humans the same thing as the veterinary Cimetidine? Answered by Valarie Dafoe 4 months ago.
if ur horse needs cimetidine then why hasn't ur vet prescribed it for him giving any animal human meds is not recommended talk to ur vet u may end up killing ur horse Answered by Hana Gougis 4 months ago.
Has cimetidine (tagamet) otc been taken off the shelves?
i went looking for it, today, and no one (longs, walgreens, the corner store) had it, or even space for it, on the shelves. i'm interested ONLY in cimetidine. i am not looking for alternate medications.
Asked by Marline Sticher 4 months ago.
No - it is still available over the counter. Not sure why it wasn't on the shelves of the stores you looked. Though, some stores may just choose to stock other H2 blockers, such as famotidine (Pepcid) and nizatidine (Axid). If you only want cimetidine, you could find and buy it online, I am sure! Or, talk to the manager at the stores you frequently go to and ask them why they are no longer stocking it - they may stock more at your request. Answered by Verda Kluss 4 months ago.