August 2, 2014
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Apo-Cimetidine

(cimetidine)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00584215 APO-CIMETIDINE 200MG TABLET
00487872 APO-CIMETIDINE 300MG TABLET
02243085 APO-CIMETIDINE 300MG/5ML ORAL
00600059 APO-CIMETIDINE 400MG TABLET
00600067 APO-CIMETIDINE 600MG TABLET
00749494 APO-CIMETIDINE 800MG TABLET

How does Apo-Cimetidine work? What will it do for me?

Cimetidine is used to reduce the pain of ulcer and heartburn or to assist in the healing of ulcers and damage caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Cimetidine is also used to prevent ulcers in certain circumstances and to treat certain conditions that are associated with oversecretion 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.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. 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 this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication 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.

How should I use Apo-Cimetidine?

The usual recommended adult dose of cimetidine ranges from 200 mg twice a day to 600 mg 4 times a day (usually with meals and at bedtime), depending on the condition being treated. The maximum recommended dose of cimetidine is 2,400 mg.

Children's doses are based on the weight of the child, usually 20 mg to 40 mg per kilogram of body weight daily, divided into 4 doses.

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.

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.

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.





What form(s) does Apo-Cimetidine come in?

This medication is available as 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg tablets. This medication is also available as a 300 mg/5 mL liquid preparation.

Who should NOT take Apo-Cimetidine?

Cimetidine should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to cimetidine or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is allergic to other acid-reducing agents known as H2-receptor antagonists (e.g., famotidine, ranitidine, and nizatidine)

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