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Tagamet is a medication that reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. The prescription version of the drug is used to treat conditions such as gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Tagamet HB (the over-the-counter version of the drug) is used to treat conditions such as heartburn. The most common side effects of the drug include headaches, dizziness, and drowsiness.
- Duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the very first part of the intestine after the stomach) -- It can be used to treat a duodenal ulcer and also to prevent ulcers from coming back.
- Gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers) -- It is approved to treat benign (non-cancerous) gastric ulcers.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- It helps treat GERD, helping to relieve heartburn and heal esophagitis (damage to the esophagus) due to GERD.
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions -- It helps to treat these conditions (in which too much stomach acid is produced), such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
- Acid indigestion
- Sour stomach.