Which do you prefer, Zantac or Tagamet?
Anti-histamines that inhibits stomach acid production. Which is more effective? Zantac or Tagamet?
Asked by Lala Snock 4 months ago.
They are equally effective overall. Individuals may find that one works a little better than the other. At our hospital we automatically convert Tagamet and Zantac to Pepcid. We don't even have to notify the MD that we are doing it. That's how similar items in this class of medicines are. Now, beyond efficacy Zantac beats Tagamets hands down. Tagamet can inhibit a group of enzymes in you body in the cytochrome p450 class. That class of enzymes metabolize a lot of medicines. Thus, Tagamet can slow down you liver's ability to metabolize a number other drugs. So, there are many, many drug interactions involved with Tagamet and other drugs. A few example would be Dilantin, a seizure drug. Tagemet can cause a rise of Dilantin. To much Dilantin in your blood can cause increased sedation, dizzyness, falls, etc.... I wouldn't give Tagamet to my worse enemy. Take the Zantac or even give Pepcid a try. We don't use Tagamet at our hospital at all. I can't understand why it even still on the market with all the H2 antaganist(Zantac, Pepcid, etc) and Proton pump inhibitors(Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix,etc...). Answered by Ayana Sandholm 4 months ago.
Pepcid Vs Zantac Answered by Donnette Poteet 4 months ago.
RE: Which do you prefer, Zantac or Tagamet? Anti-histamines that inhibits stomach acid production. Which is more effective? Zantac or Tagamet? Answered by Cheryll Isabel 4 months ago.
I like Zantac.. Makes me feel so good. Answered by Kimber Challacombe 4 months ago.
zantac doesn't work for me. Tagamet works better than anything i tried. I have a duodenal ulcer rather than a peptic ulcer. That might have something to do with it. If it works that's good enough for me Answered by Marcy Toste 4 months ago.
What is the different b/w ZANTAC ( Ranitidine ) & Tagamet (cimetidine ) ?
Asked by Andy Mahley 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 Georgette Kasen 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 Vallie Dissinger 4 months ago.
Cimetidine And Ranitidine Answered by Marty Towson 4 months ago.
Can I take Benadryl and Tagamet together?
I can call the pharmacist I know, but my phone has been saying "network is busy" all day.
Asked by Henriette Axtell 4 months ago.
Benedryl and Tagamet are both antihistimine type drugs (although that's not what Tagamet is for, of course); I wouldn't take them together. BTW - I work for T-Mobile, and if it's your cell phone that's been saying "network busy" all day long, you need to call your cell phone company and find out what's up. Call them on a land-line if you can't get through by dialing 611. Answered by Donnell Muncrief 4 months ago.
You can take them together but it may increase your chances of being drowsy and dry mouth. Answered by Keesha Swatzell 4 months ago.
Why do doctor's give "Tagamet to increase gastric pH and decrease gastric volume by "Pepcid" pre-operatively?
Don't these two agents contradict one another? I'm so confused.. You want to increase gastric pH, yet you want to decrease gastric volume... =/
Asked by Nicole Battiato 4 months ago.
No. The H2, Tagamet, DEcreases the production of stomach acid. Which also increases pH. It's usually given to prevent inhalation of acid from the stomach whilst under GA. Oh, edit. "Many times these drugs hurt the body system more than they help it. " Riiiiiight.....So, you'd rather he aspirated stomach acid and damaged his lungs or worse choked? "Did you ever wonder what our ancestors did before doctors?" You mean, back in the "good ole days" when life expectancy was less than half of what it is now and people died from illnesses and diseases that we can treat today? Yeah.... Answered by Arlen Coonse 4 months ago.
Many times these drugs hurt the body system more than they help it. See at least two doctors and a natural one who will teach you how to eat properly and what works against stomach acid. Did you ever wonder what our ancestors did before doctors? What works for one may not work for another.Health is more important than money so seek out the best doctors.Mine is the best. Answered by Daphine Portilla 4 months ago.
I am currently taking Prilosec and Tagamet. Is it okay to drink alcohol?
I have read that Tagamet and alcohol should not mix but I haven't seen an explanation why. If anyone has taken Tagamet and drank alcohol, and survived (lol) please give me your experience.
Asked by Avis Philpotts 4 months ago.
Zantac works better than Tagamet. Tagamet has many drug interactions Are you taking these meds for GERD? If you have an active gastic ulcer, you should not be drinking. You should "survive" if you are taking these meds for GERD and drink alcohol. If you have medication questions, ask your local pharmacist. They are going to be the definitive person to answer your questions. Answered by Idell Achin 4 months ago.
You should have received an information sheet with the drug telling you about side effects and interactions. If you didn't get one or have lost it, ask your pharmacy for another copy. Usually if you're not supposed to mix a drug with alcohol, there will be a warning label on the bottle, but double-check. BTW, the websites I saw seem to agree that if you have ulcerative colitis drinking alcohol isn't a good idea no matter what other drugs you are taking. Answered by Violeta Oday 4 months ago.
Tagamet for dogs?
My dog was recently diagnosed with Crohn's and her vet gave me some Tagamet to give her at night. I looked for Tagamet on a lot of online pet med sites, but nobody carries it! Is the stuff the vet gave my dog the same stuff you can buy over the counter at the pharmacy?
Asked by Denese Mcdeavitt 4 months ago.
Yes, absolutely. Our Cavalier get Cimetidine (Tagamet®) for car sickness. We just get the generic at the drugstore. Same dose and everything for humans. Just an aside, have you thought about seeing if probiotics could help your pet with it's crohns? I would look into a natural way of helping out it's gut as well. Freshly ground flax, acidophiles, and several other types of probiotics can also help. What about Metronidazole, would that help? I know they use antibiotics and steroids in humans to treat crohn's. I hope your dog gets some relief. Best wishes. Answered by Evelyne Vitanza 4 months ago.
Tagamet For Dogs Answered by Florentina Kala 4 months ago.
I work in a pharmacy and we fill prescriptions for many cats and dogs...they are the same drugs as humans get. If the vet recommends Tagamet you can get that in the pharmacy with a Rx. It's available in 300, 400, and 800 mg. It's also available over the counter but I believe the strength is less than that available by Rx. I hope your doggie gets some relief from the medication! Answered by Anjanette Shipps 4 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Tagamet for dogs? My dog was recently diagnosed with Crohn's and her vet gave me some Tagamet to give her at night. I looked for Tagamet on a lot of online pet med sites, but nobody carries it! Is the stuff the vet gave my dog the same stuff you can buy over the counter at the pharmacy? Answered by Cristin Danza 4 months ago.
It's a heartburn or antacid medicine for humans. Your vet is trying to help your old dog's digestion. If the vomit was yellow and you told the vet that, its a sign that your dog is vomiting up bile which burns the dogs throat. The medicine will help and pretty quickly. The legs going out might just be some weakness from all the barfing and dry heaving. It tires them out. Answered by Kati Ells 4 months ago.
it is probably the same as the human medication, but you should check the milligram/dose your dog was perscribed to make sure you get it right. You could always ask your vet about getting it OTC. Answered by Myesha Knobloch 4 months ago.
Absolutely! You can get it over the counter at any drug store. Sometimes the human equivalent of a pet medicine is much less expensive too. Answered by Palma Cronic 4 months ago.
Will tagamet potentiate klonopin?
i hate antihistamines and the way they throw them at everyone....but the slowing of metabolizing is interesting and good to know. it seems to me if it slows down how fast it metabolizes, it would stay in your system longer, thus 'working more'.i don't need to hear anything about "natural"...
Asked by Dell Yslas 4 months ago.
can someone with chemistry background answer this question for me for sure? the internet seems confused on it. i am not trying to fool around with my meds, but i need to up the dosage to further control my anxiety and my next appointment is not for a while. so will it make the klonopin stronger? i am on 2 mg a day currently. which dose of tagamet would be appropriate and would i take it before the klonopin or at the same time, etc. thank you Answered by Leon Easterday 4 months ago.
i hate antihistamines and the way they throw them at everyone....but the slowing of metabolizing is interesting and good to know. it seems to me if it slows down how fast it metabolizes, it would stay in your system longer, thus 'working more'. i don't need to hear anything about "natural" cures for anxiety, if that worked i wouldn't be on meds. keep it to yourself, my brain chemistry is my own Answered by Dirk Fragosa 4 months ago.
Tagamet has some antihistamine properties. It won't potentiate the klonipin. Answered by Vicente Laferriere 4 months ago.
What is generic tagamet mylan?
or M541 does anyone know??
Asked by Allena Ormsby 4 months ago.
The other answer is mostly correct, but there is NO Mylanta (or any other antacid) in generic tagamet. Mylan is a manufacturer of generic drugs - it is not related to the antacid Mylanta at all. Your pills are just generic Tagamet (cimetidine) made by the Mylan company. Answered by Melodee Pesa 4 months ago.
Tagamet's generic name is Cimetadine. the Tagamet Mylan just has a Mylanta-type antacid in the same tablet. Tagamet and Mylanta are both medications for excess acid and acid reflux. Some people get mildly sleepy when they take Tagamet, but most people don't notice any effects except that they no longer have too much acid. Answered by Sam Jaruis 4 months ago.