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Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
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Cimetidine is in a class of drugs called H2 receptor antagonists. It is used to decrease the amount of stomach acid produced in dogs, cats, and other pets. This aids in the treatment of ulcers that are present and helps prevent ulcer formation. It is also used in the treatment of gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), and gastric or esophageal reflux. Use with caution in animals who are older, have blood abnormalities, or those with liver or kidney disease. Side effects are rare. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a rapid heart rate or difficulty breathing while being treated with cimetidine. Cimetidine may influence the absorption or metabolism of many other oral medications, so consult your veterinarian before using cimetidine with other medications.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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