What is Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) used for?
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) is an oral histamine receptor agonist used to treat patients suffering from peptic ulcers or gastro oesophageal reflux disease. It operates by reducing the production of acid in the stomach to prevent it from moving back into the oesophagus or destroying the stomach lining. This can prevent the formation of ulcers, gastro oesophageal reflux disease, or persistent indigestion. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine)?
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken along with a major meal or just before bedtime, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large glass of water and meal if you experience nausea or indigestion. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine)?
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are faintness, coughing, fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, difficulty breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, urinary retention, jaundice, or a severe skin rash. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to cimetidine or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced kidney function as this condition may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Apo-Cimetidine (Cimetidine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.