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Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) is used to reduce the pain of ulcer and heartburn or to assist in the healing of ulcers and damage caused by GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (GERD). Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) is also used to prevent ulcers in certain circumstances and to treat certain conditions that are associated with over secretion of acid by the stomach (i.
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Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) is used to reduce the pain of ulcer and heartburn or to assist in the healing of ulcers and damage caused by GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (GERD).
Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) is also used to prevent ulcers in certain circumstances and to treat certain conditions that are associated with over secretion of acid by the stomach (i.e., Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, systemic mastocytosis, and multiple endocrine adenomas). The medication works by reducing the amount of acid secreted by the stomach.
Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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The recommended adult dose of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) depends on the condition being treated.
When treating duodenal or gastric ulcers, the dose ranges from 800 mg to 1,200 mg daily, in divided doses. It is usually taken for 4 to 6 weeks, to ensure that the ulcer has healed.
To prevent recurrent ulcers, the dose ranges from 400 mg to 600 mg. If prevention is needed, this dose should be continued for 6 to 12 months.
The recommended dose of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) to treat ulcers caused by anti-inflammatory medications is 800 mg daily, either as 400 mg taken twice a day or 800 mg taken at bedtime. If the anti-inflammatory is not stopped, the Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may be continued as 400 mg at bedtime.
To treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the recommended dose is 1,200 mg daily in divided doses.
To reduce the amount of stomach acid produced in conditions that cause over secretion, the dose should be started at 300 mg taken 4 times a day, but may be increased to control symptoms to a maximum of 2,400 mg daily.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) can be taken with or without food.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Nu Cimet (Cimetidine). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine).
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Nu-Cimet is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada. For brands that may still be available, search under Nu Cimet (Cimetidine). This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using Nu Cimet (Cimetidine), speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.
Do not take Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) if you are allergic to Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) or any ingredients of the medication.
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There may be an interaction between Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Nu Cimet (Cimetidine). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Nu Cimet (Cimetidine).
Kidney function: People with Kidney Disease are at risk for increased side effects. People with kidney disease or reduced kidney function should discuss with their doctor how Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine), and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Liver function: People with liver disease or reduced liver function should discuss with their doctor how Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine), and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Stomach cancer: Using medications such as Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) may prevent symptoms of stomach cancer from being noticed. If you have recurrent vomiting, difficulty swallowing, blood in the stool, significant unintentional weight loss, fatigue (anemia), or are coughing up blood, check with your doctor right away. If you have heartburn that worsens or returns after using Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) continuously for 2 weeks, check with your doctor.
Pregnancy: The safety of Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) for use during pregnancy has not been established. Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Nu Cimet (Cimetidine) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Seniors: Seniors may be more at risk of side effects and may be more likely to experience interactions with other medications when taking Nu Cimet (Cimetidine).
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