It inhibits GASTRIC ACID secretion, as well as PEPSIN and GASTRIN output. Cimetidine is a Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonist. The mechanism of action of cimetidine is as a Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonist.
In this way, what is the use of cimetidine?
Cimetidine is used to treat and prevent certain types of ulcer, and to treat conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much acid. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus and causes heartburn.
Is cimetidine a PPI?
There are 3 types of heartburn medication: antacids such as Maalox, Mylanta, and Tums; H2 (histamine) receptor antagonists such as ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepcid), and cimetidine (Tagamet); and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), lansoprazole (Prevacid),
Is Tagamet and Prilosec the same?
Prilosec Prevacid, Aciphex are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), drugs that are very effective in shutting down acid production by the stomach. Ranitidine (Zantac) is a H2 receptor blocker related to Tagamet, Pepcid and Axid, whereas Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor (or PPI) related to Prevacid, Aciphex and Protonix.