Tagamet® (Cimetidine)

Product Description: This is an H2 inhibitor that decreases acid production in the stomach.

Indications for Use: This product is formulated to help prevent and/or treat ulcers. It may be used in animals that are under stressful circumstances.

Dosage and Administration: Tagamet is administered at a dose of 18 mg per 10 lbs., 4 times a day. This means that a 10 lb. dog should receive 0.3 mL (60 mg/mL) of the oral solution, or a 0.12 mL (150 mg/mL) injection. A 50 lb. dog should receive 1/2 of a 200 mg tablet.

Packaging: Tagamet comes in a tablet, liquid solution, and an injectable form. The tablets come in a 100, 200, or 300 mg per tablet strength. The solution comes in a 60 mg/mL concentration, while the injectable product comes in a 150 mg/mL concentration.

Storage: Store at room temperature and avoid moisture.

Drug Type: Rx or O-T-C, depending on the product.

Manufacturer: Many

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