Heartburn

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What is Heartburn?

Tagamet 300 mg Tab
Drug Name: CIMETIDINE-ORAL
Other Brand Names: Tagamet
Uses: Cimetidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. This medication is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux disease/GERD). Decreasing extra stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as stomach pain, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus). Cimetidine belongs to a class of drugs commonly called H2 blockers. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. This medication is also available without a prescription. It is used to treat occasional heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach (also called acid indigestion or sour stomach). It is also used to prevent heartburn and acid indigestion caused by certain foods and beverages. If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions.)
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Journals about Heartburn(24)
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by katlizca, Aug 17, 2012
dulce de leche in the morning or at night
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by Annie_777, Apr 22, 2012
I'm on and off on Pravachol now - what a bad and lazy patient I am. My total cho...
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by Linda458, Jan 02, 2012
I ate 2 pieces of pizza with onions and 2 cherry pull and peel licorices. Now I have ...
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