Generic Tagamet is available in over-the-counter and prescription forms. Generic prescription Tagamet is available in tablets that come in three different strengths: 300 mg, 400 mg, and 800 mg; it is also available in liquid form. Over-the-counter generic Tagamet is also available in the form of 200 mg tablets.
Tagamet® (cimetidine) is a medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is part of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. Generic Tagamet is available both over the counter and by prescription.
Prescription Tagamet tablets were originally manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, although they are no longer being made. Generic prescription Tagamet tablets and solution are still available. Over-the-counter Tagamet HB tablets are made by GlaxoSmithKline. The patent for Tagamet HB tablets has expired, and there are currently generic versions of Tagamet HB licensed for sale.
Generic prescription Tagamet is available in the following strengths:
- Cimetidine 300 mg tablets
- Cimetidine 400 mg tablets
- Cimetidine 800 mg tablets
- Cimetidine solution 300 mg per 5 mL (300 mg per teaspoonful).
Generic over-the-counter Tagamet HB is available in 200 mg tablets and is sold under the following names:
- Cimetidine tablets
- Major Acid Reducer tablets.
Generic Tagamet is made by several companies, including:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Good Sense
- Ivax Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Apotex Corporation.
Talk to your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the makers of generic Tagamet.