Active Ingredient History

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Cimetidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist. It reduces basal and nocturnal gastric acid secretion and a reduction in gastric volume, acidity, and amount of gastric acid released in response to stimuli including food, caffeine, insulin, betazole, or pentagastrin. It is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and pathological hypersecretory conditions. Cimetidine inhibits many of the isoenzymes of the hepatic CYP450 enzyme system. Other actions of Cimetidine include an increase in gastric bacterial flora such as nitrate-reducing organisms. Cimetidine binds to an H2-receptor located on the basolateral membrane of the gastric parietal cell, blocking histamine effects. This competitive inhibition results in reduced gastric acid secretion and a reduction in gastric volume and acidity.   NCATS

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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Over the Counter
  • Delivery Methods: Oral, Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No

Drug Pricing (per unit)

United States

$0.1420 - $0.8237
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1-cyano-2-methyl-3-(2-(((5-methyl-4-imidazolyl)methyl)thio)ethyl)guanidine | 2-cyano-1-methyl-3-(2-(((5-methylimidazol-4-yl)methyl)thio)ethyl)guanidine | acid-eze | acitak 200 | acitak 400 | acitak 800 | brumetadina | cimetag | cimetidin | cimetidina | cimetidine | cimétidine | cimetidine hcl | cimetidine hydrochloride | cimetidinum | dyspamet | galenamet | kentamet | n-cyano-n'-methyl-n''-(2-([(5-methyl-1h-imidazol-4-yl)methyl]sulfanyl)ethyl)guanidine | n''-cyano-n-methyl-n'-(2-{[(5-methyl-1h-imidazol-4-yl)methyl]thio}ethyl)guanidine | peptimax 200 | peptimax 400 | peptimax 800 | tagadine | tagamet | tagamet 100 | tagamet hb | tagamet hb 200 | tametin | ulcedin | ulcedine | ulcerex | ulcerfen | ultec | valmagen | zita


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