What You Need to Know About Tagamet

Alternatives to Tagamet

For most people, Tagamet 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 Tagamet. Some examples of substitute medications include:
Other alternatives include diet changes (see GERD Diet) and surgery (for more serious problems).
(Click Cimetidine Alternatives to learn more about alternatives for Tagamet. Click Treatment Options for GERD to learn about other ways of managing GERD.)


People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Cimetidine Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. Tagamet tablets and oral solution should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep Tagamet and all medications out of the reach of children.

Tagamet Drug Information

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