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Cimetin 200 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Cimetin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin rash
  • Tiredness

How to use Cimetin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cimetin 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cimetin Tablet works

Cimetin 200 mg Tablet is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Cimetin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cimetin 200 mg Tablet. Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Also, Cimetidine can decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cimetin 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Cimetin 200 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Cimetin 200 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cimetin 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cimetin 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cimetin 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cimetin 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cimetin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cimetin 200 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Cimetin 200 mg Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • Take Cimetin 200 mg Tablet before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Cimetin 200 mg Tablet.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Cimetin 200 mg Tablet for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cimetin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cimetin

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

Q. How can Cimetin cause gynecomastia?

Cimetin causes gynecomastia (enlarged breasts of males) by decreasing the male hormone (testosterone) levels and blocking the receptors on the target tissue on which testosterone acts. However, the breast enlargement would go away once you stop taking this medicine.

Q. Can I take Cimetin with loperamide?

Cimetin can decrease the metabolism of loperamide, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of loperamide may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.

Q. What are the side effects of Cimetin injection?

Headache, dizziness, somnolence, gynecomastia, impotence, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting are some of the side effects reported with the use of Cimetin injection.

Q. Is there any vitamin and mineral loss when Cimetin is taken?

Cimetin is not known to cause mineral loss or deficiency. However, Cimetin belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker which can decrease vitamin B12 absorption and cause its deficiency as reported in some studies especially when used for more than two years.

Q. Is Cimetin an antacid?

No, Cimetin is not an antacid as it does not neutralize the acids of the stomach rather it works by decreasing the production of the acid.

Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Cimetin?

Clinical studies or reports so far have not reported any withdrawal symptoms when the patient stops taking Cimetin and this suggests that Cimetin has no addictive potential.

Q. Can I take Cimetin with antacids?

Antacids and Cimetin both can be taken at the same time as they are not known to affect each other’s action. However, both Cimetin and antacids help in decreasing the acidity and use of more than one drug for the same effect is not advisable unless absolutely necessary.

Q. Is Cimetin a sulfa drug?

Cimetin is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker.

Q. Is Cimetin a narcotic?

Cimetin is not a narcotic. It belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker.

Q. Can I take Cimetin with a coffee leaf?

There are no reports of any harmful effects of taking Cimetin along with coffee leaf. However, Cimetin can decrease the breakdown of coffee and increase its effects. Also, coffee is a gastric stimulant and can increase acid secretion and aggravate your underlying condition.

Q. How is omeprazole better than Cimetin?

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and Cimetin is an H2 receptor blocker. They act in different ways but both decrease the acid production in the stomach. However, omeprazole is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer adverse effects when compared to Cimetin.

Q. How is famotidine better than Cimetin?

Famotidine is more efficacious, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to Cimetin. However, both the medicines belong to same class of drugs and are useful for same conditions.

Q. Is Cimetin a controlled substance?

Cimetin is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Does Cimetin have an expiry date?

Yes, Cimetin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Cimetin after the expiry date.

Q. Why should Cimetin be taken at bedtime?

Cimetin can be given as a single daily dose or as multiple daily doses depending on your condition. When given in a single dose, it is preferred that you should take it before going to bed as it is very effective in decreasing nighttime acid secretion and a fixed time will help you to remember to take the medicine.

Q. Is Cimetin a blood thinner?

Cimetin is not a blood thinner. It belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker.

Q. Can I take Cimetin with oxycodone?

Cimetin can decrease the metabolism of oxycodone, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of oxycodone may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.

Q. Why change from Cimetin to lansoprazole?

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and Cimetin is an H2-receptor blocker. They both decrease acid production in the stomach but act by a different mechanism. However, lansoprazole is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to Cimetin.

Q. Does Cimetin work for molluscum contagiosum?

Oral Cimetin has been seen to be effective in treating molluscum in children. However, this is not an approved indication for its use. Please consult your doctor before taking it for this condition.

Q. Which is better Cimetin or ranitidine?

Ranitidine is three times more potent than Cimetin which means a much lower dose of ranitidine gives the same effect in treating your acidity as Cimetin. Also, ranitidine does not block the action of testosterone and other side effects as seen with Cimetin.

Q. Why does Cimetin increase the action of opiates?

Cimetin increases the action of an opioid like substances by inhibiting enzymes which are responsible for the breakdown of opiates. Due to a decrease in the breakdown, opioid levels increase in the body and hence their action is also increased.

Q. Is Cimetin a proton pump inhibitor?

Cimetin is not a proton pump inhibitor. It belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker.

Q. Is Cimetin available over the counter?

No, Cimetin is not available as an over-the-counter medication. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q. Why is Cimetin used for itching?

Cimetin alone is not seen to be useful for the treatment of itching and is also not indicated for the same. There are studies where it is seen to be effective in the treatment of urticaria or hives along with H1 receptor blocker. However, there is no definite study to prove its benefit in relieving itching.

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References
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