Were you looking for information about Cimetidine? Cimetadine is a common misspelling of cimetidine.
Cimetidine is a medication that reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. It belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. The medication is available in prescription and non-prescription strengths. Prescription cimetidine is used to treat gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions. Over-the-counter cimetidine is used to treat heartburn and similar conditions.
The medicine comes in tablet form and is usually taken one to four times a day, depending on the condition being treated. Most people tolerate it well, but side effects are always possible. Common side effects reported with cimetidine include headaches, diarrhea, and breast enlargement in men.
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