DOM CIMETIDINE, 400MG, TABLET
This medication reduces the production of stomach acid. Typically, it is used for the prevention or treatment of ulcers, for gastroesophageal reflux (a condition involving heartburn and the regurgitation of stomach acid) or for stomach irritation. It may also be used for the treatment of skin warts, as well as for other uses.
How to use this medication
This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
Your doctor has prescribed this medication for a specific period of time. Take it for the entire time prescribed in order to achieve the medication's full benefit, even if you begin to feel better sooner. Avoid using or consuming substances that may irritate your stomach, such as:
- alcohol and alcohol-containing products;
- coffee, tea and chocolate;
- acidic or spicy food;
- fried foods.
This medication may be taken with or without food.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause headaches;
- it may cause diarrhea;
- it may cause drowsiness or dizziness -- use caution if driving;
- it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
- if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
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