T is for Tagament

July 29, 2015

Tagament is the most common brand name for the drug, cimetidine that is used to reduce gastric acid secretions in gastroesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcers. It has also been suggested as a treatment for warts.

Tagamet for Warts

Tagamet (cimetidine) is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonists or H2 blockers. It is primarily used to reduce the production of stomach acid and is prescribed for various conditions related to excess stomach acid.

Common uses of Tagamet (cimetidine):

  1. Peptic Ulcers: Tagamet is used for the treatment and prevention of peptic ulcers, including gastric ulcers (ulcers in the stomach) and duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum). It helps to reduce the production of stomach acid, allowing the ulcers to heal and preventing their recurrence.
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Tagamet is also prescribed for the treatment of GERD, a condition where stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation, and chest pain. By reducing stomach acid production, Tagamet helps to alleviate these symptoms and prevent damage to the esophagus.
  3. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Tagamet may be used to manage Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare condition characterized by the overproduction of stomach acid. This condition is usually caused by tumors in the pancreas or duodenum. By blocking the action of histamine on the H2 receptors, Tagamet helps to reduce excessive acid production and control symptoms.
  4. Heartburn and Acid Indigestion: Tagamet can be used to relieve symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion, which occur when stomach acid irritates the lower part of the esophagus. It helps to reduce the amount of acid produced, providing relief from discomfort.


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