For most people, cimetidine is quite effective at treating GERD, ulcers, or other digestive problems. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to cimetidine. Some examples of substitute medications include:
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