Several conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, and intestines can be treated with cimetidine (Tagamet®), which is available in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms. Although brand-name prescription Tagamet is no longer being made, several manufacturers make generic versions of this product.
Some of the conditions that cimetidine can treat include:
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken one to four times a day, depending on the condition being treated. While most people have no problems with it, side effects are possible and can include headaches, diarrhea, and dizziness.
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