What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Tagamet (Cimetidine)

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Generic Equivalent - Tagamet (Cimetidine)

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Tagamet is a prescription antacid medication that is used to treat heartburn when OTC heartburn medications aren’t providing enough relief from it. It may also be prescribed as a peptic ulcer treatment or to treat GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease) and Cimetidine is an H2 acid block drug that the amount of acid in your stomach so that the severity of heartburn or these other conditions is decreased. Other Tagamet uses may be for erosive esophagitis of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which is related to excessive stomach acid in the same way.

    You can buy Tagamet generic for a better price on the medication and your best price will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    Take 1 tablet up to 30 minutes before eating for heartburn prevention, and for other Tagamet uses take 1 tablet once a day.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Tagamet is Cimetidine.

    Cautions

    For use ages 12 and up.

    Tell your doctor if you have immune system problems, kidney problems, liver problems, certain lung diseases like COPD, diabetes, or other stomach problems before beginning on Tagamet antacid medication.

    Smoking tobacco may reduce the effectiveness of Rx heartburn medications.

    Older individuals may be more prone to severe side effects (see below) for Tagamet.

    Be aware of product expiry date.

    Interactions

    There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Tagamet and isapride/ dofetilide /epirubicin / ticlopidine / artemether / clopidogrel / lumefantrine / metformin / moclobemide / moricizine / quinidine / silver sulfadiazine / metoprolol / propranolol / tacrine / warfarin / zaleplon / calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem) / tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline) / theophylline /atazanavir / dasatinib /delavirdine / azole antifungals like itraconazole, ketoconazole / pazopanib.

    Inform your doctor of all medication you are currently taking before receiving your prescription and proceeding to buy Tagamet generic.

    Side Effects

    Tagamet side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience headache, dizziness, drowsiness, or diarrhea. For any Tagamet side effects that persist or worsen, discontinue the of use of the medication and speak with your doctor again about a different medicated heartburn relief option.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1412

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